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    Summer News
    The Philosophers' Magazine 74 6-8. 2016.
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    God’s Not Dead But Reason Might Be
    The Philosophers' Magazine 76 9-15. 2017.
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    Beauvoir on Women's Complicity in Their Own Unfreedom
    Hypatia 34 (2): 242-265. 2019.
    In The Second Sex, Simone de Beauvoir argues that women are often complicit in reinforcing their own unfreedom. But why women become complicit remains an open question. The aim of this article is to offer a systematic analysis of complicity by focusing on the Heideggerian strands of Beauvoir's account. I begin by evaluating Susan James's interpretation of complicity qua republican freedom, which emphasizes the dependent situation of women as the primary cause of their complicity. I argue that Ja…Read more
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    Winter News
    The Philosophers' Magazine 84 6-9. 2019.
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    In this paper I argue that from a feminist perspective well-being is most productively defined in relation to freedom, and it is with regard to questions of freedom that well-being should be pursued. Pursuing well-being from a starting point of oppression and working towards an ideal of freedom, involves two things: a reconception of the self as fundamentally relational and an emphasis on the importance of self-understanding for well-being. The former is something that has been widely acknowledg…Read more
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    Spring News
    The Philosophers' Magazine 77 6-9. 2017.
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    Autumn News
    The Philosophers' Magazine 75 6-8. 2016.
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    Heidegger and the source of meaning
    South African Journal of Philosophy 32 (4): 327-338. 2013.
    Sandra Lee Bartky criticises the account of meaning contained in Heidegger’s ontology in Being and Time. In her view, Heidegger must choose between the claim that meaning is received and the claim that it is created, but is unable to do so. This paper argues that Bartky’s criticism is misconceived, by showing that meaning, as Heidegger understands it, is necessarily both created and received. According to a number of influential commentators, the ultimate source of meaning is das Man – Heidegger…Read more
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    This chapter offers a reinterpretation of Heidegger’s conception of the social world (das Man) in order to overcome the tension between its conflicting positive and negative characterisations in Being and Time. Rejecting a purely positive or a purely negative reading of das Man, the chapter follows Stephen Mulhall in carving out a middle ground between the two. The chapter takes seriously Heidegger’s claim that it is possible for das Man to undergo an authentic transformation, exploring how best…Read more
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    Living the Life of the Mind
    The Philosophers' Magazine 87 6-8. 2019.
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    Living the Life of the Mind
    The Philosophers' Magazine 88 11-14. 2020.
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    Living the Life of the Mind
    The Philosophers' Magazine 86 6-9. 2019.