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  • The Mind as a Predictive Modelling Engine: Generative Models, Structural Similarity, and Mental Representation 

    Williams, Daniel George (2018-12-07)
    I outline and defend a theory of mental representation based on three ideas that I extract from the work of the mid-twentieth century philosopher, psychologist, and cybernetician Kenneth Craik: first, an account of mental ...
  • Democratic Speech in Divided Times 

    Lepoutre, Maxime Charles (2018-11-24)
    Democratic theorists have influentially argued that inclusive deliberation, where citizens voice their concerns and exchange justifications, is crucial to democracy. However, this deliberative ideal has come under sustained ...
  • Ontological Pragmatism 

    Mitchell , Kyle (2018-08-31)
    Ontology is the study of what exists. Metaontology is the study of ontology. This dissertation is a work in metaontology. In particular, its goal is to develop, motivate, defend, and explore a distinctively pragmatist ...
  • The Common Foundation of Neo-Logicism and the Frege-Hilbert Controversy 

    Doherty, Fiona Teresa (2017-03-08)
    In the first half of the thesis I investigate David Hilbert's early ontology of mathematics around the period 1899-1916. Hilbert's early views are of significant philosophical interest and have been largely ignored due to ...

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