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    Reprobation as Shared Inquiry: Teaching the Liberal Arts in Prison
    Radical Philosophy Review 18 (2): 287-308. 2015.
    Respect for victims requires that we have social systems for punishing and condemning (reproving) serious crimes. But, the conditions of social marginalization and political subordination of the communities from which an overwhelming number of prisoners in the United States come place serious barriers in the face of effective reprobation. Mass incarceration makes this problem worse by disrupting and disrespecting entire communities. While humanities education in the prisons is far from a total s…Read more
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    There is ample evidence that humans (and other primates) possess a knowledge instinct—a biologically driven impulse to make coherent sense of the world at the highest level possible. Yet behavioral decision-making data suggest a contrary biological drive to minimize cognitive effort by solving problems using simplifying heuristics. Individuals differ, and the same person varies over time, in the strength of the knowledge instinct. Neuroimaging studies suggest which brain regions might mediate th…Read more
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    Reprobation as Shared Inquiry
    Radical Philosophy Review 18 (2): 287-308. 2015.
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    Volume Contents (Volume 3)
    with Riane Eisler
    Brain and Mind 3 (4): 415-417. 2002.
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    Neuroscientific Insights on Biblical Myths
    with Leonid I. Perlovsky
    Zygon 43 (4): 797-821. 2008.
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    He drove forward with a yell: anger in medicine and Homer
    with A. Bleakley and R. Marshall
    Medical Humanities 40 (1): 22-30. 2014.
    We use Homer and Sun Tzu as a background to better understand and reformulate confrontation, anger and violence in medicine, contrasting an unproductive ‘love of war’ with a productive ‘art of war’ or ‘art of strategy’. At first glance, it is a paradox that the healing art is not pacific, but riddled with militaristic language and practices. On closer inspection, we find good reasons for this cultural paradox yet regret its presence. Drawing on insights from Homer's The Iliad and The Odyssey, we…Read more
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    After tragedy: Melodrama and the rhetoric of realism
    Journal of International Political Theory 15 (3): 316-331. 2018.
    Responding to renewed interest in political rhetoric among contemporary International Relations –realists, this article advances three main claims. First, it suggests that tragedy—the dominant...
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    Some considerations for civilian–peacekeeper protection alliances
    Ethics and Global Politics 6 (1): 1-23. 2013.
    Protection of civilians has become enshrined as a core task for international peacekeeping missions. How to ensure that civilians are safe from violence and human rights abuses is central to developing military doctrine for peacekeeping; how safe civilians are from attack is central to how peacekeeping missions are assessed both by locals and international observers. However, protection of civilians is often seen as something that is done by active peacekeepers on behalf of passive civilians, po…Read more
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    Revolutionaries, “the cause,” and the truth
    Human Rights Review 1 (1): 98-103. 1999.
  • Emotion and consciousness: A shotgun marriage
    In Stuart R. Hameroff, Alfred W. Kaszniak & A. C. Scott (eds.), Toward a Science of Consciousness Ii, Mit Press. pp. 513--520. 1998.
  • Introduction: sustainable critique and the lost vocation of international relations -- "For we born after:" the challenge of sustainable critique -- Sustainable critique and critical IR theory: against emancipation -- The realist dilemma: politics and the limits of theory -- Communitarian IR theory -- Individualist IR theory: disharmonious cooperation -- Conclusion: toward sustainably critical international theory.