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  • Open future in eternalist universe 

    Schimanski, Roland (Tartu Ülikool, 2019)
    In this thesis, will take up the question of open future in eternalist universe. At first glance, eternalism seems to exclude the possibility of open future, since all temporal locations exist on a par, and ...
  • Friedrich Nietzsche genealoogiline moraalikriitika 

    Kriipsalu, Liisa (Tartu Ülikool, 2019)
    Käesolevas töös uurisin vastandipaaride hea-halb ning hea-kuri näitel Nietzsche genealoogilist moraalikriitikat. Alustasin genealoogia mõiste avamisega ning Nietzsche eesmärgi ja metoodika esitamisega. Traditsioonilises ...
  • The discrepancy between free will and moral responsibility 

    Iugai, Viktoriia (Tartu Ülikool, 2019)
    Two radical views on free will (compatibilism and libertarianism) that share the claim that free will exists are discussed in this thesis. Both theories share a positive definition of freedom and describe moral responsibility ...
  • Against epistemic partiality in friendship 

    Ametefio, Saviour De-Graft (Tartu Ülikool, 2019)
    In conclusion, I have argued that epistemic partiality undermines friendship if we accept that friendship in a stricter sense is based on character. The argument I have present give two justification for that. The first ...
  • Perception, abductive methodology and compositional universalism 

    Kiani, Amirhossein (Tartu Ülikool, 2019)
    In this thesis I will argue for compositional universalism, according to which, any plurality of objects composes an object. In the first part of the thesis I will argue that if ordinary objects—the ones that are typically ...
  • Saying beyond phenomenology: Levinas's response to Derrida 

    Correas, Jose Cañete (Tartu Ülikool, 2019)
    This thesis presents a study of Emmanuel Levinas’s Otherwise than Being or Beyond Essence as a response to the main philosophical problems and criticism that Jacques Derrida presents to Emmanuel Levinas’s earlier philosophy ...
  • A comparative approach to tax exemption: differences between hospitals and religious institutions 

    Wehbe, Wael (Tartu Ülikool, 2019)
    I study the position of religious institutions in matters of exemptions from paying taxes, the position is that religious institutions must be exempted from paying taxes in much of the same manner to hospitals since they ...
  • Valuing health: against the ethical view 

    Zameska, Jay (Tartu Ülikool, 2019)
    Health is often valued by its contribution to well-being. The most common way to establish values for health states is through eliciting a sample population’s preferences among states. The evidential view supports ...
  • On the implausibility of slow-switching arguments in establishing incompatibility thesis 

    Rajavel, Arunkumar (Tartu Ülikool, 2019)
    Philosophers who argue that content externalism is incompatible with authoritative self-knowledge usually employ one of the two arguments namely the slow-switching argument and the reductio ad absurdum. Of these I focus ...
  • A classical degree-theoretic treatment of the sorites paradox : master's thesis in philosophy 

    Yau, Ching Hei (Tartu Ülikool, 2019)
    Since 1970s, degree-of-truth theory has been proposed as a solution to the Sorites paradox. However, one perennial attack to degree-of-truth theory is that its logic - fuzzy logic - is non-classical. Inspired by Gödel ...
  • How can artificial intelligence be risky? 

    Luik, Taavi (Tartu Ülikool, 2019)
    In this thesis, I research risks associated with artificial intelligence (AI) – how could AI lead to us losing something we value? I stress that when defining AI, we cannot be too human-centric or require the existence ...
  • Noël Carrolli sisupõhise esteetilise kogemuse definitsiooni kaitse 

    Bachmann, Siim (Tartu Ülikool, 2019)
    Käesoleva töö eesmärk oli kaitsta esteetilise kogemuse sisupõhist definitsiooni. Ma analüüsisin erinevaid esteetilise kogemuse teooriaid ning seejärel ka kritiseerisin neid, et leida milline neist kõige vastuvõetavam on. ...
  • Gratitude towards states of affairs 

    Pütsepp, Roland (Tartu Ülikool, 2019)
    My mission in this thesis has been to show that gratitude can be felt not only towards other people but also towards states of affairs in general. I began by briefly defining several key aspects and related notions of ...
  • Henry More ja hinge rännak läbi eri tüüpi kehade 

    Averin, Ove (Tartu Ülikool, 2019)
    In this thesis, my aim is to reconstruct the metaphysics of 17th century Cambridge Platonist Henry More. Though an influential figure in his time, More has been mostly forgotten by now. First, to better understand where ...
  • Vabadus solvata: filosoofiline uurimus vihakõnest ja sõnavabaduse piiridest, miks solvamine ei ole kohane alus sõnavabaduse piiramiseks 

    Tuul, Oto (Tartu Ülikool, 2019)
    The aim of this thesis was to create a framework in which to understand the debate over the limits of free speech in law, give an overview of few positions in this framework and finally see if offensiveness could be a ...
  • Slur or False Friend? An Assessment of "False Friends” Arguments 

    Soodla, Helo Liis (Tartu Ülikool, 2019)
    Finally, in this thesis I have shown that four accounts of slurs consider the social context of both Estonia and anglophone countries to be such that it satisfies the criteria for a word in said context to be a slur. ...
  • Kas liberaalne paternalism on rakendatav Robert Nozicki kontseptsioonina minimaalsest riigist? 

    Leesment, Heiko (Tartu Ülikool, 2019)
    Käesoleva töös proovisin leida vastust küsimusele, kas liberaalne paternalism võiks olla rakendatav Robert Nozicki minimaalse riigina. Selleks andsin ülevaate sellest, milline oli neoliberaalne diskursus, mille konteksti ...
  • Teaduse terviklikkus teaduse eetikakoodeksi raames 

    Soone, Marie (Tartu Ülikool, 2018)
  • Filosoofiliste teoste tõlked eesti keelde ja nende retseptsioon 1944. aastani 

    Tekku, Pille (Tartu Ülikool, 2018-08)
    Vaatlesin käesolevas magistritöös eraldi trükisena ilmunud filosoofiliste teoste tõlkeid ja nende retseptsiooni kuni 1944. aastani ning tõlgete retseptsiooni kaudu nende mõju eestikeelse filosoofia ning Eesti kultuurilis ...
  • Ateism Thomas Hobbesi filosoofias 

    Suur, Tiina (Tartu Ülikool, 2018)
    The purpose of my thesis is to find out whether there is any atheism in the philosophy of 17th century thinker Thomas Hobbes. To start with, I gave an introductory overview of Hobbes's life so it would be easier to understand ...

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