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Wittgenstein in the 21st Century
Weber and Coyote : polytheism as a practical attitude
Hyde claims that the trickster spirit is necessary for the renewal of culture, and that he only lives in the ‘complex terrain of polytheism’. Fortunately for those of us in monotheistic cultures, Weber gives reasons for ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Lessons from Love-Locks: The archaeology of a contemporary assemblage
Loss of context is a challenge, if not the bane, of the ritual archaeologist’s craft. Those who research ritual frequently encounter difficulties in the interpretation of its often tantalisingly incomplete material record. ...
Forgiveness: a work of love?
What difference would it make to our understanding of the process of interpersonal forgiveness to treat it as what Kierkegaard calls a ‘work of love’? In this article, I argue that such an approach – which I label ‘love’s ...