How should one respond to scepticism? Should one seek to refute it? Or should scepticism be ignored? This chapter explores four responses to scepticism: that of ambitious, truth-directed transcendental arguments; that of modest transcendental argumen... Read More about To reply or not to reply, that is the question: descriptive metaphysics and the sceptical challenge.
There is a tension at the heart of much contemporary work in philosophy of psychology—specifically, within representational theories of mind. On the one hand, the central insight of this tradition is that mental and behavioral processes are understoo... Read More about Correspondence and Construction: The Representational Theory of Mind and Internally Driven Classificatory Schemes.
This chapter traces the discursive and phantasmic (re-)productions of state sovereignty in IR theory from traditional scholarship to contemporary mainstream IR theory, thus contributing to recent analyses of sovereignty in critical and historical IR.... Read More about The Making and Remaking of State Sovereignty in IR Theory: From Fantasy to Nightmare.
Scholars have extensively studied the cultural and political impacts of the Falklands War in Britain. However, despite the proliferation of veterans’ memoirs, oral histories, and written accounts of the war there are few academic analyses of veterans... Read More about War stories: composure and discomposure in British veterans’ communication of their experiences of the Falklands War, 1982.
Tabloid Tales: How the British Tabloid Press Shaped the Brexit Vote (2023)
This article focuses on the role of the British tabloid press (BTP), and specifically the eurosceptic press, as a ‘supply-side’ influence on the 2016 EU referendum. First, we focus on the BTP and its role as an ‘agenda-setter’ in shaping eurosceptic... Read More about Tabloid Tales: How the British Tabloid Press Shaped the Brexit Vote.
‘Channel Shift’: technologically-mediated policing and procedural justice (2023)
In recent years, UK police forces have introduced various technologies that alter the methods by which they interact with the public. In a parallel development, many forces have also begun to embrace the concept of procedural justice as a method thro... Read More about ‘Channel Shift’: technologically-mediated policing and procedural justice.
How Far Do We Self-legislate? (2023)
: In his early writings, Kant regarded the autonomy of the will as the supreme principle of morality, as well as the sole principle of all moral laws and of the duties conforming to them. Nevertheless, this impressively sounding principle gradually d... Read More about How Far Do We Self-legislate?.
The BJP and the war on history (2023)
This book illustrates the economic, social and cultural processes that shaped political passions in India during the summer of 2019. The contributors compel us to take seriously the ‘structures of feeling’ in politics.
This article draws on data collected from a qualitative study designed to assess the effectiveness of an early intervention programme aimed to raise awareness of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) among young people. The programme was implemented by a l... Read More about Interrogating the deployment of ‘risk’ and ‘vulnerability’ in the context of early intervention initiatives to prevent child sexual exploitation.
International Fascism and the Allure of the ‘Third Way’ in Interwar Greece (2022)
The rise and victory of Italian Fascism in the first half of the 1920s passed Greece by. Yet soon afterwards the international experience of 'fascism' found more receptive audiences within the prodigious dissident 'third spaces' where more and more m... Read More about International Fascism and the Allure of the ‘Third Way’ in Interwar Greece.
Editorial Introduction (2022)
There are few more challenging tests of fascist core-periphery topographies than the case of interwar Greece. Greece can claim no significant fascist movement in the interwar years; no significant fascist political party; and no dictatorial regime in... Read More about Editorial Introduction.
“Hayah Karima” or “Decent Life” is a national initiative that aims to improve the quality of life and provide better services in rural and unplanned settlements in Egypt within the framework of the Sustainable Development Strategy: Egypt Vision 2030.... Read More about Securing sustainability and access to energy in low- and middle-income countries: opportunities for the ‘Hayah Karima’ programme in Egypt.
Of precarity and conspiracy: Introducing a socio-functional model of conspiracy beliefs. (2022)
Conspiracy Beliefs (CB) are a key vector of violent extremism, radicalism and unconventional political events. So far, social-psychological research has extensively documented how cognitive, emotional and intergroup factors can promote CB. Evidence a... Read More about Of precarity and conspiracy: Introducing a socio-functional model of conspiracy beliefs..
The Ontology of Freedom (2022)
I begin by clarifying Tallis’s revisionary terminology, showing how he redraws the lines of the traditional debate about free will by classifying himself as a compatibilist, when in standard terms he is an incompatibilist. I then examine what I take... Read More about The Ontology of Freedom.
‘Circulus Vitiosus Deus’: The Death Drive Now and Then (2022)
Starting from an exploration of Freud’s notion of the Death Drive and applying it to our times (said to have arrived at the End of History) this contribution argues that our contemporary thanatological moment does still offer, against all odds, the p... Read More about ‘Circulus Vitiosus Deus’: The Death Drive Now and Then.
The Repetitions of Nationalism: Ontology, Fantasy and Jouissance (2022)
What is it in nationalism that lends itself to such continuous permutations and repetitions, to its perpetuum mobile? Why are ‘we’ continuously investing in it despite its failures and indeed its darker side of exclusions, xenophobia and even genocid... Read More about The Repetitions of Nationalism: Ontology, Fantasy and Jouissance.
People around the globe are affected by disasters far beyond the disaster properties. Given that certain social groups are affected disproportionately, disasters need to be considered as political events which may cause political actions. Therefore,... Read More about Do disasters trigger protests? A conceptual view of the connection between disasters, injustice, and protests – the case of COVID-19.
Remembering the Falklands war in Britain: From Division to Conviction? (2022)
This article examines how the Falklands war has been remembered in Britain. By looking at how ideas of the Falklands war reached public audiences, the article traces changing British understandings of the composition of the conflict. In the 1980s, th... Read More about Remembering the Falklands war in Britain: From Division to Conviction?.
Reference and morphology* (2022)
The dominant tradition in analytic philosophy of language views reference as paradigmatically enabled by the acquisition of words from other speakers. Via chains of transmission, these words connect the referrer to the referent. Such a picture assume... Read More about Reference and morphology*.
Contributing to the debate on decolonising the curriculum, this reflective article questions: What does a safe space in a decolonised classroom mean? For whom is it safe? And at what cost? Must we redraw the parameters of 'safe'? Prompted by a real-l... Read More about Wither the plurality of decolonising the curriculum? Safe spaces and identitarian politics in the arts and humanities classroom.
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