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    • Against the complex versus simple distinction 

      Hummel, Patrik (2017-04) - Journal article
      This paper examines three proposals on the difference between complex and simple views about personal identity: Parfit’s original introduction of the distinction, Gasser and Stefan’s definition and Noonan’s recent proposal. ...
    • Ageing with a captive society in London: Audrey, Ron and Smokey at the Zoo 

      Reed, Adam (2017) - Journal article
      This paper considers the spatio-temporal capacity of a set of relationships as they are identified by a group of older people who are regular visitors to London Zoo. It explores the intersections between the time of ...
    • Analytic Pragmatism and universal LX vocabulary 

      Samuels, Richard; Scharp, Kevin (2017-12) - Journal article
      In his recent John Locke Lectures – published as Between Saying and Doing – Brandom extends and refines his views on the nature of language and philosophy by developing a position that he calls Analytic Pragmatism. Although ...
    • Anscombe and Geach on Mind and the Soul 

      Haldane, John Joseph (2016-05-04) - Journal article
      Anscombe and Geach were among the most interesting philosophers to have come out of Oxford in the twentieth century. Even before they encountered Wittgenstein, they had begun to distinguish themselves from their contemporaries, ...
    • Answering to future people : responsibility for climate change in a breaking world 

      Mulgan, Tim (2018-08) - Journal article
      Our everyday notions of responsibility are often driven by our need to justify ourselves to specific others – especially those we harm, wrong, or otherwise affect. One challenge for contemporary ethics is to extend this ...
    • Anthropocene East Anglia 

      Irvine, Richard D.G. (2017-03-01) - Journal article
      As we find ourselves in a geological epoch of our own making, it becomes necessary to reconsider the temporal scale of ethnographic enquiry; the effect of human behaviour is shown as a mark in deep time. Focusing on the ...
    • Anthropology through Levinas : knowing the uniqueness of ego and the mystery of otherness 

      Rapport, Nigel Julian (2015-04) - Journal article
      An anthropological commonplace since Evans-Pritchard has been that ethnographic subjects will have their rationality circumscribed by the discursive opportunities made available by a “culture.” Hence, social science comes ...
    • Anxiety and cosmopolitan futures : Brexit and Scotland 

      Knight, Daniel M. (2017-05) - Journal article
      Two themes, temporality and cosmopolitanism, repeatedly arose during conversations in Scotland with people who favored remaining in the European Union. The 2016 referendum’s result in favor leaving the EU has affected how ...
    • "Are you proud to be British?" Mobile film shows, local voices and the demise of the British Empire in Africa 

      Rice, Tom (2016) - Journal article
      The Colonial Film Unit (CFU) (1939–1955) produced over 200 films, which were exhibited non-theatrically to African audiences through its fleet of mobile cinema vans. While the CFU closely monitored, and theorised on, its ...
    • Aristotle and Lukasiewicz on existential import 

      Read, Stephen (2015) - Journal article
      Jan Lukasiewicz's treatise on Aristotle's Syllogistic, published in the 1950s, has been very influential in framing contemporary understanding of Aristotle's logical systems. However, Lukasiewicz's interpretation is based ...
    • The artist Carl Abrahams and the cosmopolitan work of centring and peripheralizing the self : Winner of the 2013 J.B. Donne Essay Prize 

      Wardle, Huon (2015) - Journal article
      The article looks at the work and life of Jamaican artist and 'citizen of the world' Carl Abrahams. Responding to Gell's argument that art should be thought of as a 'technology of enchantment', and to a wider approach that ...
    • Before The Sheik : Rudolph Valentino and Sexual Melancholia 

      Girelli, Elisabetta (2015-11-07) - Journal article
      Once he was cast as the powerful, yet sexually-on-display Ahmed Ben Hassan in The Sheik (George Melford, 1921), Rudolph Valentino rose to super-stardom, the bearer of a conflicted image defined by a fragmented patriarchal ...
    • Being undisciplined : doing justice to the immensity of human experience 

      Rapport, Nigel (2017-03-27) - Journal article
      This monograph has been an appraisal of the anthropology of Britain as a project. In this final piece, the volume is reviewed and an argument is made along Kierkegaardian lines. Human life is an inward, personal adventure, ...
    • Biosocial selfhood : overcoming the ‘body-social problem’ within the individuation of the human self 

      Higgins, Joe (2018-07) - Journal article
      In a recent paper, Kyselo (2014) argues that an enactive approach to selfhood can overcome ‘the body-social problem’: “the question for philosophy of cognitive science about how bodily and social aspects figure in the ...
    • A bitter pill for closure 

      Backes, Marvin (2017-11-18) - Journal article
      The primary objective of this paper is to introduce a new epistemic paradox that puts pressure on the claim that justification is closed under multi premise deduction. The first part of the paper will consider two well-known ...
    • Blame and wrongdoing 

      Brown, Jessica (2017-09-07) - Journal article
      The idea that one can blamelessly violate a norm is central to ethics and epistemology. The paper examines the prospects for an account of blameless norm violation applicable both to norms governing action and norms governing ...
    • Caccheo y Minería Mediana en las Provincias de Potosí : Lípez y Porco (1830-1850) 

      Platt, Tristan (2014-11) - Journal article
      The article examines small and medium silver mining in two provinces of Potosí (Bolivia) during the early Republic, situating it between state buying, minting policies and smuggling via the "silver road" to Salta and the ...
    • Chariots of Fire rerun : locating film’s cultural capital on a contemporary stage 

      Rice, Tom; Yumibe, Joshua (2015-07) - Journal article
      The title sequence of Chariots of Fire – filmed on the West Sands beach of St Andrews, Scotland – has become one of the most reworked and reinterpreted moments of British cinema, transposed across a variety of places, ...
    • Chronicle of a quest : silence after killing 

      Torchin, Leshu (2015) - Journal article
      After the “flamboyant fever dream” and ontological experimentations of The Act of Killing (2013), Joshua Oppenheimer’s latest film, The Look of Silence comes as something of a shock. A poetic, intimate film, it relies on ...
    • City of purposes : free life and libertarian activism in London 

      Reed, Adam Douglas Evelyn (2015-03) - Journal article
      This essay looks at the ideas and practice of right-libertarian activists in London. It focuses on the value placed on purposefulness, and on the city as the terrain for a free life. Their activism is explored through an ...