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Concepts and Reference. Defending a Dual Theory of Natural Kind Concepts
(Turun yliopisto, 2008-11-22)
In this thesis I argue that the psychological study of concepts and categorisation, and the philosophical study of reference are deeply intertwined. I propose that semantic intuitions are a variety of categorisation ...
The Rejection of Prioritarianism
(Turun yliopisto, 2015-01-16)
Since the late 1990’s, a group of moral doctrines called prioritarianism has received a lot of interest from many moral philosophers. Many contemporary moral philosophers are attracted to prioritarianism to such an extent ...
IN DUBIO PRO NATURA? A Philosophical Analysis of the Precautionary Principle in Environmental and Health Risk Governance
(Turun yliopisto, 2008-06-10)
In this book, I apply a philosophical approach to study the precautionary principle in environmental (and health) risk decision-making. The principle says that unacceptable environmental and health risks should be anticipated, ...
Will and Mechanisms
(Turun yliopisto, 2013-04-26)
The Immediate Object of Perception : A Sense-datum
(Turun yliopisto, 2017-05-19)
The question of what we immediately perceive from the first-person point of view has been an issue of philosophizing since the beginning of Western philosophy. However, many philosophers have not considered all theoretical ...
The Concept of Betterness and Sport Competitions
(Turun yliopisto, 2015-03-20)
It is common that people disagree on a question which athlete or team was the best in a particular sport competition. This thesis attempts to clarify these disputes by analysing the concept of betterness in the context of ...
Animal Experience in Kant’s Philosophy
(Turun yliopisto, 2016-04-23)
The role of animals in the philosophy of mind is primarily to help understand the human mind by serving as practical examples of cognition that differs from ours either in kind or in degree. Kant regarded animals as beings ...
Kant’s transcendental Deductions : A New Elucidation
(Turun yliopisto, 2017-10-21)
In his Transcendental Deductions of the categories, Kant purports to show that we have the right to employ our basic a priori concepts of a thing in general, e.g. the concept of causality, in cognition of ...
Perception in Kant's Model of Experience
(Turun yliopisto, 2012-11-10)
Political Legitimacy and Ethnocultural Justice. Essays on Public Reason, Democratic Citizenship, and the Rights of Cultural Minorities
(Turun yliopisto, 2016-03-19)
In this thesis, I argue that there are public cultural reasons that can underpin public justiﬁcations of minority rights of indigenous and national minorities in a constitutionaldemocracy. I do so by tackling diverse ...