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  • Kerssies, N. (2021-08-30)
    Philosophy: Research Master
    Alex Mesoudi has argued that cultural evolution can provide a theoretical synthesis as well as a practical method for social science. Meanwhile, agent-based models, originally developed for social science applications, ...
  • Mpassi, A.C.S. (2017-03-24)
    Master Filosofie
    Based on the evolutionary account that both the human species and other species are likewise products of the general mechanism of evolution by natural selection, one wonders what distinguishes the human species from others; ...
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    Skyra, Y. (2020-08-28)
    Researchmasters
    The present event-related potentials study investigated how discourse coherence of repeated and new proper names influences discourse comprehension. In our study, we presented participants with mini stories in Dutch where ...
  • Wolf, L.B. (2016-10-07)
    Philosophy: Research Master
    Natural theology is a prominent aspect of Britain’s science history. The standard historical narrative tells us that, at the turn of the 17th century, the Newtonians Richard Bentley and Samuel Clarke reintroduced the ...
  • Shardimgaliev, M. (2017-07-24)
    Philosophy: Research Master
    In recent years, several legal theorists (Dan-Cohen 2002; Greenberg 2011; Hunt 2016; Marmor 2008, 2011a, 2011b, 2014) have claimed that legislators frequently engage in so-called double talk when enacting law. Double talk ...
  • Budé, J. (2021-08-31)
    Master Filosofie
    In this thesis, the research question is whether animals such as primates and delphinids have a language when communicating. My answer to this question will be that when you teach these animals a version of human language, ...
  • Mellema, P. (2020-08-27)
    Philosophy: Research Master
    Pejoratives are words like jerk that convey negative attitudes towards their targets. Laudatives are words like sweetheart that convey positive attitudes towards their targets. Some theorists have hypothesised that laudatives ...
  • Brink, L. van den (2020-09-30)
    Master Filosofie
    In het eerste deel van zijn Homo Sacer-reeks komt Giorgio Agamben tot de conclusie dat tegenwoordig niet de stad, maar het kamp het biopolitieke paradigma vormt. Deze paradigmaverschuiving wordt veroorzaakt doordat de ...
  • Heidari Tari, N. (2020-08-24)
    Philosophy: Research Master
    When considering altruism in animals, scientists look at fitness and outcomes. This type of altruism is called biological altruism. With humans, however, scientists and philosophers look at motivations behind the behavior, ...
  • Wertwijn, I. (2021-07-14)
    Philosophy: Research Master
    Language, as a social practice, involves abilities not specific to language, e.g. agency, attention, interaction, perception, memory and inferencing. Philosophical perspectives on language use can be enriched by integrating ...
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    Battich, L. (2018-07-18)
    Philosophy: Research Master
    Two parents are looking together at their daughter as she takes her first steps in learning to walk unaided. They are both attending to their daughter and are both aware of each other’s attention. Everything about their ...
  • Wijn, M. (2020-08-27)
    Master Filosofie
    In this paper, mind blindness is examined as an explanation for autism. The aim is to understand whether mind blindness could be explained better by theory theory or simulation theory. For this, the main skills that are ...
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    Valkovic, M. (2019-08-30)
    Philosophy: Research Master
    In a recent article, Kyle Stanford gives an evolutionary account of what he terms “externalisation”, understood as “our distinctive tendency to objectify or externalise moral demands and obligations” (Stanford, 2018, p.1). ...
  • Evertse, R. (2020-02-28)
    Master Filosofie
    De nadruk binnen de literatuur over privé-taalgebruik ligt op het begrip ‘zelfspraak’. In veel gevallen lijkt privé-taalgebruik zelfs gelijk te worden gesteld aan zelfspraak. Er zijn echter ook andere toepassingen van taal ...