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Scrutinising UN Peacebuilding: Entangled Peace and its Limits
This article examines the suitability of entanglements and relations to think and see peacebuilding events. Through a reflection upon the limited results of the United Nations (UN) in securing lasting peace in war-torn ...
The role of the Commission in Intergovernmental Agreements in the field of energy. A foot in the door technique?
The European Commission has been active in proposing legislation on the exchange of information on Intergovernmental Agreements (IGAs) in the field of energy, pushing for an ex ante control mechanism which most member ...
Pain, Paradox, and Polysemy
The paradox of pain refers to the idea that the folk concept of pain is paradoxical, treating pains as simultaneously mental states and bodily states (e.g. Hill 2005, 2017; Borg et al. 2020). By taking a close look at our ...
The Essay as Phenomenology
(Bloomsbury Academic, 2021-06-05)
True Grit and the Positivity of Faith
Most contemporary accounts of the nature of faith explicitly defend what we call ‘the positivity theory of faith’ – the theory that faith must be accompanied by a favourable evaluative belief, or a desire towards the object ...
The Intuitive Invalidity of the Pain-in-Mouth Argument
In a recent paper, Reuter, Sienhold and Sytsma (2019) put forward an implicature account to explain the intuitive failure of the pain-in-mouth argument. They argue that utterances such as ‘there is tissue damage/a pain/an ...
The Moral and Evidential Requirements of Faith
What is the relationship between faith and evidence? It is often claimed that faith requires going beyond evidence. In this paper, I reject this claim by showing how the moral demands to have faith warrant a person in ...
Pain and Spatial Inclusion: Evidence from Mandarin
The surface grammar of reports such as ‘I have a pain in my leg’ suggests that pains are objects which are spatially located in parts of the body. We show that the parallel construction is not available in Mandarin. Further, ...
Queer Densities in Garth Greenwell's What Belongs to You: Narrative, Memory, Corporeality
Much contemporary queer US literature aims at physical and metaphorical density to write against the systematic subjugation and marginalisation of queer lives, the lingering inequalities of LGBTQIA+ people, and the ...
Star Power: Kirk Douglas, celebrity activism and the Hollywood-Israel connection
This article scrutinizes the actor Kirk Douglas’s pro-Israeli advocacy over six decades, both on the screen and off it, setting this within the contexts of the Arab-Israeli conflict and the links between Hollywood and ...