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FUTURE MACHINE: Making Myths & Designing Technology for a Responsible Future: Making Myths and Entanglement: Community engagement at the edge of participatory design and user experience (2023)
Conference Proceeding
Jacobs, R., Spence, J., Abbott, F., Chamberlain, A., Heim, W., Yemaoua Dayo, A., …King, J. (2023). FUTURE MACHINE: Making Myths & Designing Technology for a Responsible Future: Making Myths and Entanglement: Community engagement at the edge of participatory design and user experience. . https://doi.org/10.1145/3616961.3616979

This paper explores the unique methods and strategies employed by a team of artists, in collaboration with engineers, programmers, a climate scientist, researchers and members of the public, who have come together to create the Future Machine, with t... Read More about FUTURE MACHINE: Making Myths & Designing Technology for a Responsible Future: Making Myths and Entanglement: Community engagement at the edge of participatory design and user experience.

Speculative Aesthetic Expressivism (2022)
Journal Article
Robson, J., & Sinclair, N. (2023). Speculative Aesthetic Expressivism. British Journal of Aesthetics, 63(2), 181-197. https://doi.org/10.1093/aesthj/ayac036

In this paper we sketch a new version of aesthetic expressivism. We argue that one advantage of this view is that it explains various putative norms on the formation and revision of aesthetic judgement. We begin by setting out our proposed explananda... Read More about Speculative Aesthetic Expressivism.

The Evolutionary Debunking Of Quasi-realism (2022)
Book Chapter
Sinclair, N., & Chamberlain, J. (2023). The Evolutionary Debunking Of Quasi-realism. In D. E. Machuca (Ed.), Evolutionary Debunking Arguments: Ethics, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Mathematics, Metaphysics, and Epistemology (33-55). London: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

In “The Evolutionary Debunking of Quasi-Realism,” Neil Sinclair and James Chamberlain present a novel answer that quasi-realists can pro-vide to a version of the reliability challenge in ethics—which asks for an explanation of why our moral... Read More about The Evolutionary Debunking Of Quasi-realism.

Metaverse: The Vision for the Future (2022)
Conference Proceeding
Xu, J., Papangelis, K., Dunham, J., Goncalves, J., LaLone, N. J., Chamberlain, A., …Schwartz, D. I. (2022). Metaverse: The Vision for the Future. In CHI EA '22: Extended Abstracts of the 2022 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (1-3). https://doi.org/10.1145/3491101.3516399

In recent years, the notion of the Metaverse has become the focus of a growing body of work in the industry. However, there is no consensus on the conceptualization in academia. To date, much of this attention has revolved around technological challe... Read More about Metaverse: The Vision for the Future.

Re-asserting the Specialness of Health Care (2021)
Journal Article
Rumbold, B. (2021). Re-asserting the Specialness of Health Care. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, 46(3), 272-296. https://doi.org/10.1093/jmp/jhab006

Is health care “special”? That is, do we have moral reason to treat health care differently from how we treat other sorts of social goods? Intuitively, perhaps, we might think the proper response is “yes.” However, to date, philosophers have often st... Read More about Re-asserting the Specialness of Health Care.

Consequentialism and Reasons for Action (2020)
Book Chapter
Woodard, C. (2020). Consequentialism and Reasons for Action. In D. W. Portmore (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Consequentialism (178-196). Oxford: Oxford University Press (OUP). https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190905323.013.31

Consequentialist theories often neglect reasons for action. They offer theories of the rightness or the goodness of actions, or of virtue, but they typically do not include theories of reasons. However, consequentialists can give plausible accounts o... Read More about Consequentialism and Reasons for Action.

Global Expressivism (2020)
Book Chapter
Barker, S. (2020). Global Expressivism. In The Routledge Handbook of Metametaphysics (270-283). UK: Routlege

In this chapter I consider the prospects of globalizing expressivism. Expressivism is a position in the philosophy of language that questions the central role of representation in a theory of meaning or linguistic function. An expressivist about a do... Read More about Global Expressivism.

Enchantment - Disenchantment-Re-Enchantment: Postdigital Relationships between Science, Philosophy, and Religion (2020)
Journal Article
Reader, J., Jandrić, P., Peters, M. A., Barnett, R., Garbowski, M., Lipińska, V., …Baker, C. (2021). Enchantment - Disenchantment-Re-Enchantment: Postdigital Relationships between Science, Philosophy, and Religion. Postdigital Science and Education, 3, 934–965. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42438-020-00133-4

This collectively written article explores postdigital relationships between science, philosophy, and religion within the continuum of enchantment, disenchantment, and re-enchantment. Contributions are broadly classified within four sections related... Read More about Enchantment - Disenchantment-Re-Enchantment: Postdigital Relationships between Science, Philosophy, and Religion.

Harriet Taylor (2019)
Book Chapter
McCabe, H. (2019). Harriet Taylor. In Palgrave Encyclopedia of Victorian Women's WritingSpringer

Discounting, Climate Change, and the Ecological Fallacy (2019)
Journal Article
Rendall, M. (2019). Discounting, Climate Change, and the Ecological Fallacy. Ethics, 129(3), 441-463. https://doi.org/10.1086/701481

Discounting future costs and benefits is often defended on the ground that our descendants will be richer. Simply to treat the future as better off, however, is to commit an ecological fallacy. Even if our descendants are better off when we average... Read More about Discounting, Climate Change, and the Ecological Fallacy.

Lacan's May '68: Analysing the Institution in the Wake of the University Discourse (2019)
Book Chapter
Wright, C. (in press). Lacan's May '68: Analysing the Institution in the Wake of the University Discourse. In Other ‘68s: Lineages and Legacies of May ‘68

This chapter tracks the psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan’s evolving position on the French experi-ence of May 1968. Lacanian notions around structure and desire were clearly at play in the run up to the May events and initially Lacan was supportive of bot... Read More about Lacan's May '68: Analysing the Institution in the Wake of the University Discourse.

A Theory of Evolution of Religious Knowledge in a Post-Revolutionary Iran: And a New Frontier for Sociology of Knowledge (2018)
Book Chapter
Hashemi, M., & Bagherpour, A. R. (2018). A Theory of Evolution of Religious Knowledge in a Post-Revolutionary Iran: And a New Frontier for Sociology of Knowledge. In M. Stenmark, S. Fuller, & U. Zackariasson (Eds.), Relativism and Post-Truth in Contemporary Society (71-83). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-96559-8_5

Abdolkarim Soroush is a prominent figure in the religious intellectualism movement in post-revolutionary Iran. In 1991, he published a controversial book, The Theoretical Contraction and Expansion of the Sacred Law, on the social evolution of religio... Read More about A Theory of Evolution of Religious Knowledge in a Post-Revolutionary Iran: And a New Frontier for Sociology of Knowledge.

Continuity and rupture: Levinas's temporal ethics and Gideon Koppel'ssleep furiously (2015)
Journal Article
Harries, R. (2015). Continuity and rupture: Levinas's temporal ethics and Gideon Koppel'ssleep furiously. New Review of Film and Television Studies, 13(2), 189-210. https://doi.org/10.1080/17400309.2015.1004962

This paper considers the work of Emmanuel Levinas alongside Gideon Koppel's film sleep furiously to explore the significance of temporality for the ethical potential of documentary film. Though comparatively little attention has been devoted to Levin... Read More about Continuity and rupture: Levinas's temporal ethics and Gideon Koppel'ssleep furiously.