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Players, Characters, and the Gamer's Dilemma
Is there any difference between playing video games in which the player's character commits murder and video games in which the player's character commits pedophilic acts? Morgan Luck's “Gamer's Dilemma” has established ...
Conflicts of power, landscape and amenity in debates over the British Super Grid in the 1950s
The 'Super Grid' network of high-voltage power lines transformed the landscapes of England and southern Scotland in the 1950s. This article examines debates over the siting of pylons, with a focus on the public inquiries ...
Self-forgiveness and the moral perspective of humility: Ian McEwan's Atonement
What does it take to forgive oneself? I argue that reflection on Briony Tallis in Ian McEwan’s Atonement can help us understand two key aspects of self-forgiveness. First, she illustrates an unorthodox conception of humility ...
Introduction to Gravity Models of Migration & Trade
This lesson introduces gravity models as a means for determining the probable distribution of entities across space in historical datasets. It does so through a case study of historical migration patterns.
The multiple geographies of Peterloo and its impact in Britain
The Peterloo Massacre was more than just a Manchester event. The attendees, on whom Manchester industry depended, came from a large spread of the wider textile regions. The large demonstrations that followed in the autumn ...
Personhood, consciousness, and god : how to be a proper pantheist
In this paper I develop a theory of personhood which leaves open the possibility of construing the universe as a person. If successful, it removes one bar to endorsing pantheism. I do this by examining a rising school of ...
An act of war? : The Interview Affair, the Sony Hack, and the Hollywood-Washington Nexus Today
Film has been an integral part of the propaganda war fought between the United States and North Korea over the past decade. The international controversy surrounding the Hollywood comedy The Interview in 2014 vividly ...
Seeing the Stove as World : Significance (Bedeutung) in the Early Wittgenstein
What is it to see a stove as world (als Welt) and why does the early Wittgenstein use such a curious example to describe what it means to see something as significant (bedeutend)? I argue that Wittgenstein's odd choice can ...
Performing public credit at the eighteenth-century Bank of England
Much is known about the negotiation of personal credit relationships during the eighteenth century. It has been noted how direct contact and observation allowed individuals to assess the creditworthiness of those with whom ...
Political trials and the suppression of popular radicalism in England, 1799-1820
(Palgrave Macmillan, 2018-12-31)
This chapter examines the decision-making process between the Home Office and the government’s law officers in prosecuting individuals for sedition and treason in the period 1799–1820. The term state trial suggests a more ...