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    • Kas tippsportlastel on rohkem põhjust moraalne olla kui tavainimestel 

      Järvela, Mariann (Tartu Ülikool, 2017)
      This thesis is focused on the question, whether professional athletes have special reasons to act morally outside of the sporting arena? Professional athletes receive a tremendous amount of media attention, both on and off ...
    • The Human Prejudice and the Problem of Sustainability 

      Gardner, Jeffrey D (Tartu Ülikool, 2017)
      Chapter I will, using scientific research, explain the nature of the environmental crisis and show that it is indeed caused by what I refer to as the prevailing human culture. Key concepts used in this thesis will be ...
    • Animal research and objectivity 

      Neemre, Eveli (Tartu Ülikool, 2017)
      Oma magistritöös huvitusin ma loomauuringute objektiivsusest. Loomade uurimisega seondub interaktsioonist tulenev subjektiivne element, mis on vastuolus tavapärase arusaamaga objektiivsusest. Selle vastolu tõttu peetakse ...
    • Kant on manipulation and personal autonomy 

      Reshenin, Semen (Tartu Ülikool, 2017)
      In my thesis, I argue (1) that Kant’s pragmatical anthropology and empirical psychology can provide us with an explanation why people are susceptible to manipulation. I show that people’s susceptibility to manipulation ...
    • Re-configuring the concept of vulnerability: Inclusion of refugees in biomedical research 

      Kamenshchikova, Alena (Tartu Ülikool, 2017)
      Vulnerable populations in biomedical research have attracted attention in research ethics since the creation of the Nurnberg code in 1947. Research guidelines establish ethical principles in order to protect vulnerable ...
    • Defending conditional analysis of the ability to do otherwise 

      Yu, Yangsen (Tartu Ülikool, 2017)
      I’m taking a compatiblist position between free will and determinism. I’m mainly discussing “could have done otherwise” (abbreviated as CHDO throughout my thesis) in the free will debate. My thesis is that conditional ...
    • Indexicals and the character shifting theory 

      Gidwani, Tarun (Tartu Ülikool, 2017)
      Kaplan’s (1989) theory provides rules, called characters, which determine the reference of indexicals "I", "here" and "now". Speaker intentions do not play a role in this and indexical reference is a matter of convention. ...
    • Does Conciliationism Carry a Problematic Commitment to Uniqueness? 

      Tokhadze, Tamaz (Tartu Ülikool, 2017)
      In my thesis, I defend Conciliationism from an objection first articulated by Kelly (2010). He argues that Conciliationism is not compatible with Permissivism, and, for this reason, Conciliationism commits one to the ...
    • George Berkeley traktaadis “De motu” esitatud kriitikast Isaac Newtoni gravitatsioonikontseptsiooni suhtes 

      Veede, Raul (Tartu Ülikool, 2017)
      Current work analyzes the critical argumentation presented by George Berkeley in his essay De Motu towards the concept of gravity by Isaac Newton. In the wider historical context of different contemporary schools in ...
    • Politics of Imagination 

      Lim, Alvin (Tartu Ülikool, 2017)
      In a democratic society where elections are held to decide the holders of political office or referendums formulated to get a majority vote on national issues, the ability to get the most votes from eligible citizens ...
    • Denial of coevalness as an epistemic injustice 

      Ramos, Andrés Calderon (Tartu Ülikool, 2017)
      In this thesis we explore the idea of denial of coevalness as an epistemic injustice. We start by defining what we consider are the relevant factors of an epistemic injustice and why we consider that the denial of coevalness ...
    • Unconditional basic income and the epistemic problem of happiness 

      Meinders, Bastiaan (Tartu Ülikool, 2017-05)
      In this thesis, it will be argued that the introduction of an unconditional basic income will have positive consequences in terms of people’s happiness. The thesis consists of six chapters. The first chapter provides an ...
    • Redefining the War on Terror 

      Martin, Kyle (Tartu Ülikool, 2017-05)
      This thesis aims at achieving working definitions of terrorism and violence and to review the actions and political and legal considerations that the United States has made with the intention of arguing that there are few, ...
    • Countering destruction with spontaneity, redescription, and playfulness: a philosophical reading of Kross 

      Salura, Merily (Tartu Ülikool, 2017-05)
      Antud magistritöö keskmes on kirjanduse filosoofiline analüüs. Keskne küsimus puudutab raskete valikute ees seismist totalitarismi kontekstis: seistes silmitsi moraalivalikutega sunnitöölaagris, millised on valikuvõimalused? ...
    • What does it mean to listen to someone? Listening as an act of hospitality 

      Notess, Susan (Tartu Ülikool, 2017-05-15)
      This thesis puts forward a phenomenological account of what we refer to when we talk about the phrase ´to listen to someone´. On this account, listening is an intersubjective, and therefore ethical, relation in which the ...
    • On Personal Identity: the Epistemic Problem, Personal Pronoun Revisionism, and De Se Attitudes 

      Huang, Litman (Tartu Ülikool, 2017-08)
      The thesis focuses on the contemporary ‘animalism vs. neo-Lockeanism’ debate on personal identity over time. I will look at Noonan’s defence on behalf of neo-Lockeanism against the version of animalism formulated and ...
    • Demonstratives and the Audience-Control Theory 

      Eesmaa, Triinu (Tartu Ülikool, 2017-08)
      According to the audience-control theory of demonstratives, the content of a demonstrative in a context is what an attentive and competent audience would reasonably take to be its content in the context. In this thesis, I ...
    • Euthanasia as a way of experiencing a good death 

      Mikšys, Aurimas (Tartu Ülikool, 2018)
      The thesis shows that euthanasia (voluntary euthanasia in particular) can be a way to have a good dying experience before an impending death befalls terminally ill people experiencing unbearable suffering. It also strives ...
    • Neoliberalism majanduseliidi võimu kindlustava ideoloogiana : magistritöö 

      Hallasoo, Märt (Tartu Ülikool, 2018)
      This thesis focuses on neoliberalism being an ideology enhancing the power of the economic elite. Neoliberal ideology focuses on free market, individual liberties and reducing the state. The effects of reforms guided by ...
    • Against the narrative self 

      Rehman, Ayesha (Tartu Ülikool, 2018)
      In my thesis, I argue against the narrative conception of self, the idea that our self is narrative in structure and that we live life as a narrative. First, I differentiate between the strong and weak narrative view of ...