This paper is an exploration of the prospects of rationalist, concept‐based epistemologies of modality as far as essentialist and de re modal claims are concerned. I grant certain explanatory power to such epistemologies but, primarily, I identify their limitations. I first explore them in view of the (possible) existence of general as well as of singular modally loaded concepts and find their explanatory scope severely limited. Inspired by the abstractionist's concept‐and‐entitlement based h...
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to establish the evidence for, the why and how recent austerity policy atmosphere associated with the UK government affected environmental protection decisions within planning in Scotland. Design/methodology/approach: A qualitative analysis based on perspectives gathered via questionnaire survey targeted at stakeholders involved in planning in Scotland was undertaken. The questionnaire responses were analysed thematically, supplemented by using statistic...
A judgment creditor who obtains a freezing order in one EU Member State may seek to enforce it in another Member State. When judgment creditors seek to enforce such orders, the judgment debtors may appeal against the enforcement orders. This article examines how protective measures can be guaranteed pending such enforcement appeals under the Brussels legal regime. Relevant legal provisions and the case law of the Court of Justice are considered. There is also an examination of the recent Engl...
First paragraph: Judgment debtors often use jurisdictional objections as a strategic debt-evasion tool when judgment creditors seek the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments in Nigeria. Typically, such jurisdictional objections are raised when the respondent attempts to set aside the registration of a foreign judgment in a High Court. This was repeated in Access Bank plc v Akingbola when the judgment creditor sought the enforcement of an English judgment in Nigeria.
First paragraph: This is a very important book. It discusses some of the most fundamental issues in philosophy. And in its course, it challenges assumptions that have dominated, and defined analytic philosophy since its inception. Every serious philosopher should read it, and it is hard to believe that those who do will not be changed by it in some way. The book comprises three essays, and an introduction. The first essay (‘The Life of p’) treats of the idea that the principles of logic ‘gove...
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