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The Evolutionary Debunking Of Quasi-realism (2022)
Book Chapter
Sinclair, N., & Chamberlain, J. (in press). 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.

Speculative Aesthetic Expressivism (2022)
Journal Article
Robson, J., & Sinclair, N. (in press). Speculative Aesthetic Expressivism. British Journal of Aesthetics,

In this paper we sketch a new version of aesthetic expressivism. One advantage of this view is that it explains various putative norms on the formation and revision of aesthetic judgement. We argue that our sketch goes beyond extant versions of aesth... Read More about Speculative Aesthetic Expressivism.

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. 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.

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

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.

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.

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.