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    Illumination Fading
    Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 98 (1): 153-184. 2024.
    Bertrand Russell abandoned the notion of acquaintance in July 1918. What changes does this force in his account of the mind? This paper focuses on one puzzle of interpretation about this. In 1913, Russell offered an account of ‘egocentric particulars’, his term for indexicals and demonstratives. He argued that the fundamental objection to neutral monism was that it could not provide an adequate theory of these terms. In 1918, Russell now embraces a form of neutral monism, but he does not return …Read more
  •  7
    What's in a look?
    In Bence Nanay (ed.), Perceiving the world, Oxford University Press. 2010.
  •  27
    What's in a look?
    In Bence Nanay (ed.), Perceiving the world, Oxford University Press. pp. 160--225. 2010.
  •  155
    The reality of appearances
    In Alex Byrne & Heather Logue (eds.), Disjunctivism: Contemporary Readings, Mit Press. 2009.
  •  174
    6 The Reality of Appearances
    In Alex Byrne & Heather Logue (eds.), Disjunctivism: Contemporary Readings, Mit Press. pp. 91. 2009.
  •  473
    13 The Limits of Self-Awareness
    In Heather Logue & Alex Byrne (eds.), Disjunctivism: Contemporary Readings, Mit Press. pp. 271. 2009.
  •  43
    Of seeming disagreement
    Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 108 (2): 536-548. 2024.
  •  75
    What is happiness? How is it related to morality and virtue? Does living with illusion promote or diminish happiness? Is it better to pursue happiness with a partner than alone? Philosopher Mike W. Martin addresses these and other questions as he connects the meaning of happiness with the philosophical notion of "the good life." Defining happiness as loving one's life and valuing it in ways manifested by ample enjoyment and a deep sense of meaning, Martin explores the ways in which happiness in…Read more
  •  241
    Particular Thoughts & Singular Thought
    Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 51 173-214. 2002.
    A long-standing theme in discussion of perception and thought has been that our primary cognitive contact with individual objects and events in the world derives from our perceptual contact with them. When I look at a duck in front of me, I am not merely presented with the fact that there is at least one duck in the area, rather I seem to be presented withthisthing (as one might put it from my perspective) in front of me, which looks to me to be a duck. Furthermore, such a perception would seem …Read more
  •  35
    Commentary on Action in Perception
    Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 76 (3): 674-681. 2008.
  •  39
    Family and Marriage: Institutions and the Need for Social Goods
    Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 97 (1): 221-247. 2023.
    Institutions, if unjust, ought to be reformed or even abolished. This radical Rawlsian thought leads to the question of whether the family ought to be abolished, given its negative impact on the very possibility of delivering equality of life chances. In this article, we address questions regarding the justice of the family, and of marriage, and reflect on rights, equality, and the provision of social goods by institutions. There is a temptation to justify our social institutions in terms which …Read more
  •  22
    Mariano Álvarez Gómez
    Revista Española de Filosofía Medieval 24 12. 2017.
  •  41
    Happily Self-Deceived
    Social Theory and Practice 35 (1): 29-44. 2009.
  •  174
    Getting on top of oneself: Comments on self-expression
    Acta Analytica 25 (1): 81-88. 2010.
    This paper is a critical review of Mitchell Green’s Self-Expression . The principal focus is on Green’s contention that all expression is at route, a form of signalling by an agent or by some mechanism of the organism which has been evolutionary selected for signalling. Starting from the idea that in some but not all expression an agent seeks to express his or her self, I question the centrality of communication to the idea of expression.
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    The Myth of an Afterlife: The Case against Life After Death (edited book)
    Rowman & Littlefield. 2015.
    Because every single one of us will die, most of us would like to know what—if anything—awaits us afterward, not to mention the fate of lost loved ones. Given the nearly universal vested interest we personally have in deciding this question in favor of an afterlife, it is no surprise that the vast majority of books on the topic affirm the reality of life after death without a backward glance. But the evidence of our senses and the ever-gaining strength of scientific evidence strongly suggest oth…Read more
  •  178
    Commentary on A ction in Perception (review)
    Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 76 (3). 2008.
    No Abstract
  •  245
    Elusive Objects
    Topoi 36 (2): 247-271. 2017.
    Do we directly perceive physical objects? What is the significance of the qualification ‘directly’ here? Austin famously denied that there was a unique interpretation by which we could make sense of the traditional debate in the philosophy of perception. I look here at Thompson Clarke’s discussion of G. E. Moore and surface perception to answer Austin’s scepticism.
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    Psychotherapy as Cultivating Character
    Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 19 (1): 37-39. 2012.
  •  47
    Event-based prospective memory in depression: The impact of cue focality
    with Mareike Altgassen and Matthias Kliegel
    Cognition and Emotion 23 (6): 1041-1055. 2009.
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    Different types of Religious Experience: One experiences a nonreligious object as a religious one, e.g. a dove as an angel, one experiences an object that is a "public object” (one there for everyone to experience/observe), an experience of a supernatural entity that others cannot experience/observe, experiences that resist being captured by words, an awareness of an entity, though there is no sensation.
  •  378
    Sounds and Images
    British Journal of Aesthetics 52 (4): 331-351. 2012.