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Religious fictionalism is the theory that it is morally and intellectually legitimate to affirm religious sentences and to engage in public and private religious practices, without believing the content of religious claims. ...
How to Insult and Compliment a Testifier
Do we insult or slight a speaker when we reject her testimony? Do we compliment or commend her when we accept her testimony? This paper argues that the answer to both of these questions is yes, but only in some instances, ...
A return to materialism? Putting social history back into place
(Bloomsbury Academic, 2018-02-22)
Explanation and Quasi-Miracles in Narrative Understanding: The Case of Poetic Justice
David Lewis introduced the idea of a quasi-miracle to overcome a problem in his initial account of counterfactuals. Here we put the notion of a quasi-miracle to a different and new use, showing that it offers a novel account ...
Kant and Hegel on Purposive Action
This essay discusses Kant and Hegel’s philosophies of action and the place of action within the general structure of their practical philosophy. We begin by briefly noting a few things that both unite and distinguish the ...
How Criminal were the Irish? Bias in the detection of London currency crime, 1797-1821
Currency-related crime was endemic in London during the Restriction Period (1797-1821). This article looks at 884 individuals suspected or charged by the Bank of England, and considers how changes in detection strategy ...
Profiling fluency: an analysis of individual variation in disfluencies in adult males
Individual variation in non-fluency behaviour in normally fluent (NF) adults, is investigated. Differences among speakers in the usage of a range of features such as filled and silent pauses, sound prolongations, repetition ...
Faith, Belief and Fictionalism
Is propositional religious faith constituted by belief? Recent debate hasfocussed on whether faith may be constituted by a positive non-doxastic cognitivestate, which can stand in place of belief. This article sets out and ...
Cul-de-sacs and narrative data analysis - a less than straightforward journey
This article focuses on the methodological journey I took as a novice narrative inquirer, particularly regarding data analysis, for my doctoral data; a journey characterised by floundering, meandering, wrong turns and ...
Spirited Away: Dream Work, the Outsider, and the Representation of Transylvania in the Pied Piper and Dracula Myth in Britain and Germany
(Palgrave Macmillan, 2017-12-01)
We may question the representation of Bram Stoker’s and Robert Browning’s Transylvania but we need to be careful with our contemporary desire to tie the texts too closely to their socio-historical contexts. This approach ...