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Type Year Title Publication Details
Book Preface 2014 Preface to Jangso wa Kyonghum (Korean edition of Place and Experience). Preface to Jangso wa Kyonghum (Korean edition of Place and Experience). Seoul: Eco-Livres Publishing, 2014. book preface, , preface to jangso wa kyonghum (korean edition of place and experience)., seoul: eco-livres publishing, 2014.,
Book Foreward 2016 Foreward to Strangers at Home: Place, Belonging, and Australian Life Writing, by Jack Bowers. Foreward to Strangers at Home: Place, Belonging, and Australian Life Writing, by Jack Bowers. Cambria Australian Literature Series. Amherst, NY: Cambria Press, 2016. book foreward, , foreward to strangers at home: place, belonging, and australian life writing, by jack bowers., cambria australian literature series. amherst, ny: cambria press, 2016.,
Journal Article 2015 "A Western Sense of Place: The Case of George Stevens’s Shane." "A Western Sense of Place: The Case of George Stevens’s Shane." Geo-Humanities 1, no. 1 (2015): 36-50. journal article, film, identity, landscape, philosophical topography, place, "a western sense of place: the case of george stevens’s shane.", geo-humanities 1, no. 1 (2015): 36-50.,
Conference Presentation 2001 "Action, Intentionality, and Content." "Action, Intentionality, and Content." Paper presented at the Conference on Mind and Action III, Lisbon, Portugal, June, 2001 2001. conference presentation, , "action, intentionality, and content.", paper presented at the conference on mind and action iii, lisbon, portugal, june, 2001 2001.,
Journal Article 1992 "Analysis and Hermeneutics." "Analysis and Hermeneutics." Philosophy and Rhetoric 25, no. 2 (1992): 93-123. journal article, , "analysis and hermeneutics.", philosophy and rhetoric 25, no. 2 (1992): 93-123.,
Journal Article 2018 "Assessing the Significance of Heidegger’s Black Notebooks." "Assessing the Significance of Heidegger’s Black Notebooks." Geographica Helvetica 73, no. 1 (2018): 109-14. journal article, , "assessing the significance of heidegger’s black notebooks.", geographica helvetica 73, no. 1 (2018): 109-14.,
Book Part 2006 "Beginning in Wonder: Placing the Origin of Thinking." "Beginning in Wonder: Placing the Origin of Thinking." In Philosophical Romanticism, edited by Nikolas Kompridis, 282-98. London: Routledge, 2006. book part, , "beginning in wonder: placing the origin of thinking.", in philosophical romanticism, edited by nikolas kompridis, 282-98. london: routledge, 2006.,
Unpublished Work n.d. "Being, Place, Nature." "Being, Place, Nature."   unpublished work, , "being, place, nature.", ,
Journal Article 2014 "Between City and Sea: Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies." "Between City and Sea: Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies." Architecture Australia 103, no. 5 (2014). journal article, , "between city and sea: institute for marine and antarctic studies.", architecture australia 103, no. 5 (2014).,
Journal Article 2000 "Between Ourselves: Philosophical Conceptions of Intersubjectivity." "Between Ourselves: Philosophical Conceptions of Intersubjectivity." International Journal of Pyschoanalysis 81, no. 3 (2000): 587-92. journal article, , "between ourselves: philosophical conceptions of intersubjectivity.", international journal of pyschoanalysis 81, no. 3 (2000): 587-92.,
Journal Article 2003 "Bio-Medical Topoi: The Dominance of Space, the Recalcitrance of Place, and the Making of Persons." "Bio-Medical Topoi: The Dominance of Space, the Recalcitrance of Place, and the Making of Persons." Social Science and Medicine 56, no. 11 (2003): 2343-51. journal article, , "bio-medical topoi: the dominance of space, the recalcitrance of place, and the making of persons.", social science and medicine 56, no. 11 (2003): 2343-51.,
Book Part 2003 "Breath and Revelation." "Breath and Revelation." In Inspirational Landscapes, Volume 2: Perspective Essays. Context: Community, Heritage & Environmental Solutions, 12-15. Melbourne: Australian Heritage Commission, 2003. book part, , "breath and revelation.", in inspirational landscapes, volume 2: perspective essays. context: community, heritage & environmental solutions, 12-15. melbourne: australian heritage commission, 2003.,
Journal Article 2012 "Building Memory." "Building Memory." Interstices: Journal of Architecture and Related Arts 13 (2012): 11-21. journal article, , "building memory.", interstices: journal of architecture and related arts 13 (2012): 11-21.,
Journal Article 2001 "Comparing Topographies: Across Paths/Around Place: A Reply to Casey." "Comparing Topographies: Across Paths/Around Place: A Reply to Casey." Philosophy and Geography 4, no. 2 (2001): 231-38. journal article, , "comparing topographies: across paths/around place: a reply to casey.", philosophy and geography 4, no. 2 (2001): 231-38.,
Journal Article 1999 "Constituting the Mind: Kant, Davidson, and the Unity of Consciousness." "Constituting the Mind: Kant, Davidson, and the Unity of Consciousness." International Journal of Philosophical Studies 7, no. 1 (1999): 1-30. journal article, kant, davidson, consciousness, content, holism, self, spatiality, "constituting the mind: kant, davidson, and the unity of consciousness.", international journal of philosophical studies 7, no. 1 (1999): 1-30.,
Book Part 2009 "Cosmopolitanism, Branding, and the Public Realm." "Cosmopolitanism, Branding, and the Public Realm." In Branding Cities: Cosmopolitanism, Parochialism, and Social Change, edited by Stephanie Hemelryk Donald, Catherine Kevin, and Eleonore Kofman, 189-97. London: Routledge, 2009. book part, , "cosmopolitanism, branding, and the public realm.", in branding cities: cosmopolitanism, parochialism, and social change, edited by stephanie hemelryk donald, catherine kevin, and eleonore kofman, 189-97. london: routledge, 2009.,
Book Part 2008 "Cultural Heritage in the Age of New Media." "Cultural Heritage in the Age of New Media." In New Heritage: New Media and Cultural Heritage, edited by Yehuda Kalay, Thomas Kvan, and Janice Affleck, 13-26. London: Routledge, 2008. book part, , "cultural heritage in the age of new media.", in new heritage: new media and cultural heritage, edited by yehuda kalay, thomas kvan, and janice affleck, 13-26. london: routledge, 2008.,
Encyclopedia 2014 "Death." "Death." In Encyclopedia of Political Thought, edited by Michael Gibbons, 820-28. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2014. encyclopedia, , "death.", in encyclopedia of political thought, edited by michael gibbons, 820-28. malden, ma: wiley-blackwell, 2014.,
Journal Article 2007 "Disclosing the Depths of Heidegger’s Topology: A Response to Relph." "Disclosing the Depths of Heidegger’s Topology: A Response to Relph." Environmental and Architectural Phenomenology 18 (2007): 9-12. journal article, , "disclosing the depths of heidegger’s topology: a response to relph.", environmental and architectural phenomenology 18 (2007): 9-12.,
Journal Article forthcoming 2018 "Dying in a Liberal Society." "Dying in a Liberal Society." Sophia: International Journal of Philosophy and Traditions (forthcoming 2018). journal article, , "dying in a liberal society.", sophia: international journal of philosophy and traditions (forthcoming 2018).,
Journal Article 2009 "Ethics and the Commitment to Truth." "Ethics and the Commitment to Truth." Trópos: Rivista di ermeneutica e critica filosofica 2, no. 1 (2009): 15-29. journal article, , "ethics and the commitment to truth.", trópos: rivista di ermeneutica e critica filosofica 2, no. 1 (2009): 15-29.,
Book Chapter 2012 "Existentialism as Literature." "Existentialism as Literature." Chap. 14 in The Cambridge Companion to Existentialism, edited by Steven Crowell, 291-321. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. book chapter, , "existentialism as literature.", chap. 14 in the cambridge companion to existentialism, edited by steven crowell, 291-321. cambridge: cambridge university press, 2012.,
Journal Article 1998 "Finding Place: Spatiality, Locality, and Subjectivity." "Finding Place: Spatiality, Locality, and Subjectivity." Philosophy and Geography 3 (1998): 21-44. journal article, , "finding place: spatiality, locality, and subjectivity.", philosophy and geography 3 (1998): 21-44.,
Journal Article 2017 "Five Theses on Place (and Some Associated Remarks): A Reply to Peter Gratton." "Five Theses on Place (and Some Associated Remarks): A Reply to Peter Gratton." Il Cannocchiale: Rivista di studi filosofici 42, no. 1-2 (2017): 69-81. journal article, , "five theses on place (and some associated remarks): a reply to peter gratton.", il cannocchiale: rivista di studi filosofici 42, no. 1-2 (2017): 69-81.,
Book Part 2012 "Fragility and Responsibility (Fragilidad y Responsabilidad)." "Fragility and Responsibility (Fragilidad y Responsabilidad)." In Vivir Para Pensar, edited by Fina Birulés, Antonio Gómez Ramos, and Concha Roldán, 65-74. Barcelona: Paidos, 2012. book part, , "fragility and responsibility (fragilidad y responsabilidad).", in vivir para pensar, edited by fina birulés, antonio gómez ramos, and concha roldán, 65-74. barcelona: paidos, 2012.,
Book Part 2015
"From Extremity to Releasement: Place, Authenticity, and the Self."
The investigation of authenticity has been a major theme in the work of Charles Guignon. In his definitive discussion of authenticity, On Being Authentic, Guignon argues against certain narrow forms of authenticity while also arguing for an expanded version of the concept, one that can also encompass the notion, to which authenticity is otherwise often opposed, of releasement. Yet Guignon’s assimilation of authenticity and releasement, as well as his development of a more positive concept of the authentic, seems to depend on underplaying the problematic character of authenticity as this is evident in Lionel Trilling’s original discussion in Sincerity and Authenticity. A key text in Trilling’s discussion is Wordsworth’s poem ‘Michael’, and that poem provides a means both to explore the problematic character of authenticity, notably its tendency towards extremity, and the real contrast between authenticity and releasement. Moreover, through the focus on Wordsworth’s ‘Michael’, the latter concept is also shown to bring with it an emphasis, largely underdeveloped in Guignon’s discussion, on the essential relation of self to place – an emphasis that, when properly developed, actually runs counter to the notion of the authentic.
"From Extremity to Releasement: Place, Authenticity, and the Self." In Horizons of Authenticity in Phenomenology, Existentialism, and Moral Psychology: Essays in Honor of Charles Guignon, edited by Hans Pedersen and Megan Altman, 45-62. Dordrecht: Springer, 2015. book part, , "from extremity to releasement: place, authenticity, and the self.", in horizons of authenticity in phenomenology, existentialism, and moral psychology: essays in honor of charles guignon, edited by hans pedersen and megan altman, 45-62. dordrecht: springer, 2015., the investigation of authenticity has been a major theme in the work of charles guignon. in his definitive discussion of authenticity, on being authentic, guignon argues against certain narrow forms of authenticity while also arguing for an expanded version of the concept, one that can also encompass the notion, to which authenticity is otherwise often opposed, of releasement. yet guignon’s assimilation of authenticity and releasement, as well as his development of a more positive concept of the authentic, seems to depend on underplaying the problematic character of authenticity as this is evident in lionel trilling’s original discussion in sincerity and authenticity. a key text in trilling’s discussion is wordsworth’s poem ‘michael’, and that poem provides a means both to explore the problematic character of authenticity, notably its tendency towards extremity, and the real contrast between authenticity and releasement. moreover, through the focus on wordsworth’s ‘michael’, the latter concept is also shown to bring with it an emphasis, largely underdeveloped in guignon’s discussion, on the essential relation of self to place – an emphasis that, when properly developed, actually runs counter to the notion of the authentic.
Journal Article 2006 "From the Line to the Cube: Terroir at Liverpool Crescent." "From the Line to the Cube: Terroir at Liverpool Crescent." Architectural Review Australia 97, no. 6 (2006): 76-77. journal article, , "from the line to the cube: terroir at liverpool crescent.", architectural review australia 97, no. 6 (2006): 76-77.,
Book Part 2002 "Gadamer, Davidson, and the Ground of Understanding." "Gadamer, Davidson, and the Ground of Understanding." In Gadamer’s Century: Essays in Honor of Hans-Georg Gadamer, edited by Jeff Malpas, Ulrich Arnswald, and Jens Kertscher, 195-216. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2002. book part, , "gadamer, davidson, and the ground of understanding.", in gadamer’s century: essays in honor of hans-georg gadamer, edited by jeff malpas, ulrich arnswald, and jens kertscher, 195-216. cambridge, ma: mit press, 2002.,
Conference Presentation – Published 2016 "’Good Government Starts Today’: On the Death of the Public, the Triumph of Private Interest, and the Loss of the Good." "’Good Government Starts Today’: On the Death of the Public, the Triumph of Private Interest, and the Loss of the Good." In Reclaiming the Public: Working Papers in the Human Rights and Public Life Program, No. 3, edited by Anna Yeatman, 1-23. Sydney: University of Western Sydney, 2016. conference presentation – published, , "’good government starts today’: on the death of the public, the triumph of private interest, and the loss of the good.", in reclaiming the public: working papers in the human rights and public life program, no. 3, edited by anna yeatman, 1-23. sydney: university of western sydney, 2016.,
Book Part 2001
"Governing Theory: Ontology, Methodology, and the Critique of Metaphysics."
Questions of methodology have often appeared to supersede questions of ontology within the field of social inquiry. Indeed, an antogonism towards any form of ‘metaphysics’ has tended to lead social theorists towards what are viewed as more methodological than ontological conceptions. But methodology and ontology are really no more than dual reflections of the same structure. And any critique of metaphysics can only be undertaken from some ontological-methodological standpoint. Both Foucault and Heidegger can be viewed as elaborating a certain ‘anti-metaphysical’ position that is neverthless grounded in the elaboration of an ontological-methodological stance. The approach that is entailed by a certain ‘governmental’ approach to social scientific studies can also be viewed as having a similarly anti-metaphysical, and yet constructively ontological-methodological, character. As well as providing an account of the nature of such a ‘governmental’ approach, this paper will explore a number of issues that arise in connection with that approach including the contrast between ‘descriptive’ and ‘causal-explanatory’ approaches in social theory, historicization as a research technique, and the possibility of a progressive or ameliorative politics.
"Governing Theory: Ontology, Methodology, and the Critique of Metaphysics." In Rethinking Law, Society, and Governance: Foucault’s Bequest, edited by Gary Wickham and George Pavlich. Oñati International Series in Law and Society, 125-40. Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2001. book part, , "governing theory: ontology, methodology, and the critique of metaphysics.", in rethinking law, society, and governance: foucault’s bequest, edited by gary wickham and george pavlich. oñati international series in law and society, 125-40. oxford: hart publishing, 2001., questions of methodology have often appeared to supersede questions of ontology within the field of social inquiry. indeed, an antogonism towards any form of ‘metaphysics’ has tended to lead social theorists towards what are viewed as more methodological than ontological conceptions. but methodology and ontology are really no more than dual reflections of the same structure. and any critique of metaphysics can only be undertaken from some ontological-methodological standpoint. both foucault and heidegger can be viewed as elaborating a certain ‘anti-metaphysical’ position that is neverthless grounded in the elaboration of an ontological-methodological stance. the approach that is entailed by a certain ‘governmental’ approach to social scientific studies can also be viewed as having a similarly anti-metaphysical, and yet constructively ontological-methodological, character. as well as providing an account of the nature of such a ‘governmental’ approach, this paper will explore a number of issues that arise in connection with that approach including the contrast between ‘descriptive’ and ‘causal-explanatory’ approaches in social theory, historicization as a research technique, and the possibility of a progressive or ameliorative politics.
Journal Article 2007 "Heidegger in Benjamin’s City." "Heidegger in Benjamin’s City." The Journal of Architecture 12, no. 5 (2007): 489-97. journal article, , "heidegger in benjamin’s city.", the journal of architecture 12, no. 5 (2007): 489-97.,
Book Part 2014 "Heidegger, Aalto, and the Limits of Design." "Heidegger, Aalto, and the Limits of Design." In Suchen Entwerfen Stiften: Randgänge Zum Entwurfsdenken Martin Heideggers, edited by David Espinet and Toni Hildebrandt, 191-214. Paderborn, DE: Wilhelm Fink, 2014. book part, , "heidegger, aalto, and the limits of design.", in suchen entwerfen stiften: randgänge zum entwurfsdenken martin heideggers, edited by david espinet and toni hildebrandt, 191-214. paderborn, de: wilhelm fink, 2014.,
Conference Presentation – Published 2012 "Heidegger, Place, and Contemporary Philosophy." "Heidegger, Place, and Contemporary Philosophy." In Preserving the Humboldt Tradition of Scholarship in Australasia: 14th Biennial Conference of the Australian Association of von Humboldt Fellows, edited by Trevor R. Finlayson, 35-42. Melbourne, AUS: AAvHF, 2012. conference presentation – published, , "heidegger, place, and contemporary philosophy.", in preserving the humboldt tradition of scholarship in australasia: 14th biennial conference of the australian association of von humboldt fellows, edited by trevor r. finlayson, 35-42. melbourne, aus: aavhf, 2012.,
Book Part 2012 "Heidegger, Space, and World." "Heidegger, Space, and World." In Heidegger and Cognitive Science, edited by Julian Kiverstein and Michael Wheeler, 309-42. London: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2012. book part, , "heidegger, space, and world.", in heidegger and cognitive science, edited by julian kiverstein and michael wheeler, 309-42. london: palgrave-macmillan, 2012.,
Book Part 1999 "Heidegger: Earth and Sky, Gods and Mortals." "Heidegger: Earth and Sky, Gods and Mortals." In Freedom and Death, edited by Marguerite La Caze, 65-82. Hobart: Pyrrho Press, 1999. book part, , "heidegger: earth and sky, gods and mortals.", in freedom and death, edited by marguerite la caze, 65-82. hobart: pyrrho press, 1999.,
Book Introduction 2015 "Hermeneutics and Philosophy." "Hermeneutics and Philosophy." Introduction to The Routledge Companion to Hermeneutics, edited by Jeff Malpas and Hans-Helmuth Gander, 1-9. London: Routledge, 2015. book introduction, , "hermeneutics and philosophy.", introduction to the routledge companion to hermeneutics, edited by jeff malpas and hans-helmuth gander, 1-9. london: routledge, 2015.,
Journal Article 1991 "Holism and Indeterminacy." "Holism and Indeterminacy." Dialectica 45, no. 1 (1991): 47-58. journal article, , "holism and indeterminacy.", dialectica 45, no. 1 (1991): 47-58.,
Journal Article 2004 "Holism, Realism, and Truth: How to Be an Anti-Relativist and Not Give Up on Heidegger (or Davidson)—a Debate with Christopher Norris." "Holism, Realism, and Truth: How to Be an Anti-Relativist and Not Give Up on Heidegger (or Davidson)—a Debate with Christopher Norris." International Journal of Philosophical Studies 12, no. 3 (2004): 339-56. journal article, , "holism, realism, and truth: how to be an anti-relativist and not give up on heidegger (or davidson)—a debate with christopher norris.", international journal of philosophical studies 12, no. 3 (2004): 339-56.,
Journal Article 2014 "Human Being as Placed Being." "Human Being as Placed Being." Environmental and Architectural Phenomenology 25, no. 3 (2014): 11-12. journal article, , "human being as placed being.", environmental and architectural phenomenology 25, no. 3 (2014): 11-12.,
Book Part 2007 "Human Dignity and Human Being." "Human Dignity and Human Being." In Perspectives on Human Dignity: A Conversation, edited by Jeff Malpas and Norelle Lickiss, 19-26. Dordrecht: Springer, 2007. book part, , "human dignity and human being.", in perspectives on human dignity: a conversation, edited by jeff malpas and norelle lickiss, 19-26. dordrecht: springer, 2007.,
Unpublished Work 2012 "In Memory of Fred, at Christmas." "In Memory of Fred, at Christmas." 2012. unpublished work, , "in memory of fred, at christmas.", 2012.,
Book Part 2018 "In the Brightness of Place: Out of History to Topology." "In the Brightness of Place: Out of History to Topology." In Jenseits Von Polemik Und Apologie: Die „Schwarzen Hefte“ in Der Diskussion, edited by Alfred Denker and Holger Zaborowski. Heidegger-Jarbuch 12. Freiburg: Verlag Karl Alber, 2018. book part, , "in the brightness of place: out of history to topology.", in jenseits von polemik und apologie: die „schwarzen hefte“ in der diskussion, edited by alfred denker and holger zaborowski. heidegger-jarbuch 12. freiburg: verlag karl alber, 2018.,
Unpublished Work 2011 "In the Place of the Past: John Cale’s Dark Days – Dyddiau Du." "In the Place of the Past: John Cale’s Dark Days – Dyddiau Du." 2011. unpublished work, , "in the place of the past: john cale’s dark days – dyddiau du.", 2011.,
Journal Article 2006
"In the Vicinity of the Human."
Beginning with the situated character of the question concerning the human, this paper argues that the problem of the human is itself inextricably bound to the problem of situation or place. Consequently, any genuine philosophical anthropology must take the form of a philosophical topology. This line of argument is developed through the work Abraham Heschel, Martin Heidegger, Martin Buber, and also Helmut Plessner.
"In the Vicinity of the Human." International Journal of Philosophical Studies 25, no. 3 (2006): 423-36. journal article, philosophical anthropology, philosophical topology, place, human being, situation, "in the vicinity of the human.", international journal of philosophical studies 25, no. 3 (2006): 423-36., beginning with the situated character of the question concerning the human, this paper argues that the problem of the human is itself inextricably bound to the problem of situation or place. consequently, any genuine philosophical anthropology must take the form of a philosophical topology. this line of argument is developed through the work abraham heschel, martin heidegger, martin buber, and also helmut plessner.
Journal Article 2012
"Is There an Ethics of Place?".
Although place is an increasingly important notion in much contemporary theorizing across the humanities, social sciences, and the arts, there is also a persistent tendency to think place in ways that see it as inevitably given over to a problematic ethics and a regressive politics. Such a way of thinking place nevertheless misconstrues the nature and the necessity of place, as well as the nature of the ethical and the political. This essay suggests some reasons why this may be so, and briefly sketches the direction in which a genuine ethics of place may be found.
"Is There an Ethics of Place?". Localities 2, no. 7 (2012): 7-31. journal article, attachment, ethics, exclusion, identity, place, plurality, "is there an ethics of place?"., localities 2, no. 7 (2012): 7-31., although place is an increasingly important notion in much contemporary theorizing across the humanities, social sciences, and the arts, there is also a persistent tendency to think place in ways that see it as inevitably given over to a problematic ethics and a regressive politics. such a way of thinking place nevertheless misconstrues the nature and the necessity of place, as well as the nature of the ethical and the political. this essay suggests some reasons why this may be so, and briefly sketches the direction in which a genuine ethics of place may be found.
Electronic Article 2010 "Jeff Malpas Interviewed by Laureano Ralón." "Jeff Malpas Interviewed by Laureano Ralón." Figure/Ground (2010). http://figureground.org/. electronic article, , "jeff malpas interviewed by laureano ralón.", figure/ground (2010). http://figureground.org/.,
Journal Article 1990 "Kategoriai and the Unity of Being." "Kategoriai and the Unity of Being." Journal of Speculative Philosophy 4, no. 1 (1990): 13-36. journal article, , "kategoriai and the unity of being.", journal of speculative philosophy 4, no. 1 (1990): 13-36.,
Electronic Article 2013 "Landscaping Heidegger: Jeff Malpas Interviewed by Richard Marshall." "Landscaping Heidegger: Jeff Malpas Interviewed by Richard Marshall." 3:AM Magazine—The End Times (2013). Published electronically 26 February, 2013. https://www.3ammagazine.com/3am/landscaping-heidegger-davidson-gadamer/2/. electronic article, , "landscaping heidegger: jeff malpas interviewed by richard marshall.", 3:am magazine—the end times (2013). published electronically 26 february, 2013. https://www.3ammagazine.com/3am/landscaping-heidegger-davidson-gadamer/2/.,
Journal Article 2015 "Making Sense of Ethics in the Everyday." "Making Sense of Ethics in the Everyday." Phainomena: Journal of Phenomenology and Hermeneutics 24, no. 92/93 (2015): 45-56. journal article, , "making sense of ethics in the everyday.", phainomena: journal of phenomenology and hermeneutics 24, no. 92/93 (2015): 45-56.,
Book Part 2003 "Martin Heidegger." "Martin Heidegger." In The Blackwell Guide to Continental Philosophy, edited by Robert C. Solomon and David Sherman, 143-62. Malden, MA and Oxford: Blackwell, 2003. book part, , "martin heidegger.", in the blackwell guide to continental philosophy, edited by robert c. solomon and david sherman, 143-62. malden, ma and oxford: blackwell, 2003.,
Journal Article 2008 "New Media, Cultural Heritage, and the Sense of Place: Mapping the Conceptual Ground." "New Media, Cultural Heritage, and the Sense of Place: Mapping the Conceptual Ground." International Journal of Heritage Studies 14, no. 3 (2008): 197-209. journal article, , "new media, cultural heritage, and the sense of place: mapping the conceptual ground.", international journal of heritage studies 14, no. 3 (2008): 197-209.,
Book Part 2014 "On Hans-Helmuth Gander’s Sixtieth Birthday." "On Hans-Helmuth Gander’s Sixtieth Birthday." In Geburtstagsschrift für Hans-Helmuth Gander, edited by Martin Baesler, Thiemo Breyer, Fausto Fraisopi, Andreas Friedrich, Regula Giuliani, Christopher Gutland, Philippe Merz, et al. Archiviana für Hans-Helmuth Gander: Collected Works, 131-33. Freiburg: Archiv Verlag, 2014. book part, , "on hans-helmuth gander’s sixtieth birthday.", in geburtstagsschrift für hans-helmuth gander, edited by martin baesler, thiemo breyer, fausto fraisopi, andreas friedrich, regula giuliani, christopher gutland, philippe merz, et al. archiviana für hans-helmuth gander: collected works, 131-33. freiburg: archiv verlag, 2014.,
Journal Article 2008
"On Not Giving Up the World: Davidson and the Grounds of Belief."
What is the relation between our beliefs, or thoughts in general, and the perceptual experience of the world that gives rise to those beliefs? Donald Davidson is usually taken to have a well-known answer to this question that runs as follows: while our beliefs are, at least in part, caused by our experience, such experience does not thereby count as providing a rational ground for those beliefs; our beliefs are thus evidentially grounded in other beliefs, but not in the experience that gives rise to them. John McDowell, among others, has challenged this Davidsonian picture on the grounds that it actually severs the connection between beliefs and their proper evidential grounds. Against such a view, this paper argues the Davidsonian position grounds belief in the specificity of our own locatedness in the world, and in the more general and prior embeddedness of belief in the world that is a part of the very concept of belief.
"On Not Giving Up the World: Davidson and the Grounds of Belief." International Journal of Philosophical Studies 16, no. 2 (2008): 201-15. journal article, belief, knowledge, experience, reasons, realism, content, "on not giving up the world: davidson and the grounds of belief.", international journal of philosophical studies 16, no. 2 (2008): 201-15., what is the relation between our beliefs, or thoughts in general, and the perceptual experience of the world that gives rise to those beliefs? donald davidson is usually taken to have a well-known answer to this question that runs as follows: while our beliefs are, at least in part, caused by our experience, such experience does not thereby count as providing a rational ground for those beliefs; our beliefs are thus evidentially grounded in other beliefs, but not in the experience that gives rise to them. john mcdowell, among others, has challenged this davidsonian picture on the grounds that it actually severs the connection between beliefs and their proper evidential grounds. against such a view, this paper argues the davidsonian position grounds belief in the specificity of our own locatedness in the world, and in the more general and prior embeddedness of belief in the world that is a part of the very concept of belief.
Book Part 2005
"On Not Giving Up the World: Davidson and the Grounds of Belief (Não Renunciar ao Mundo: Davidson e os Fundamentos da Crença)."
What is the relation between our beliefs, or thoughts in general, and the perceptual experience of the world that gives rise to those beliefs? Donald Davidson is usually taken to have a well-known answer to this question that runs as follows: while our beliefs are, at least in part, caused by our experience, such experience does not thereby count as providing a rational ground for those beliefs; our beliefs are thus evidentially grounded in other beliefs, but not in the experience that gives rise to them. John McDowell, among others, has challenged this Davidsonian picture on the grounds that it actually severs the connection between beliefs and their proper evidential grounds. Against such a view, this paper argues the Davidsonian position grounds belief in the specificity of our own locatedness in the world, and in the more general and prior embeddedness of belief in the world that is a part of the very concept of belief.
"On Not Giving Up the World: Davidson and the Grounds of Belief (Não Renunciar ao Mundo: Davidson e os Fundamentos da Crença)." Translated by C. Bacelar. In Significado, Verdade, Interpretação: Davidson e a Filosofia, edited by Plinio Junqueira Smith and Waldomiro J. Silva Filho, 51-65. São Paulo: Edições Loyola, 2005. book part, belief, knowledge, experience, reasons, realism, content, "on not giving up the world: davidson and the grounds of belief (não renunciar ao mundo: davidson e os fundamentos da crença).", translated by c. bacelar. in significado, verdade, interpretação: davidson e a filosofia, edited by plinio junqueira smith and waldomiro j. silva filho, 51-65. são paulo: edições loyola, 2005., what is the relation between our beliefs, or thoughts in general, and the perceptual experience of the world that gives rise to those beliefs? donald davidson is usually taken to have a well-known answer to this question that runs as follows: while our beliefs are, at least in part, caused by our experience, such experience does not thereby count as providing a rational ground for those beliefs; our beliefs are thus evidentially grounded in other beliefs, but not in the experience that gives rise to them. john mcdowell, among others, has challenged this davidsonian picture on the grounds that it actually severs the connection between beliefs and their proper evidential grounds. against such a view, this paper argues the davidsonian position grounds belief in the specificity of our own locatedness in the world, and in the more general and prior embeddedness of belief in the world that is a part of the very concept of belief.
Journal Article 2003 "On the Map: Comments on Stuart Elden’s Mapping the Present: Heidegger, Foucault, and the Project of a Spatial History." "On the Map: Comments on Stuart Elden’s Mapping the Present: Heidegger, Foucault, and the Project of a Spatial History." Philosophy and Geography 6, no. 2 (2003): 213-18. journal article, , "on the map: comments on stuart elden’s mapping the present: heidegger, foucault, and the project of a spatial history.", philosophy and geography 6, no. 2 (2003): 213-18.,
Journal Article 2009
"On the Non-Autonomy of the Virtual."
Much contemporary talk of virtual ‘worlds’ proceeds as if the virtual could somehow be considered as in competition with or as an alternative to the world of the ‘nonvirtual’ or the ‘everyday’. This paper argues that such a contrast is fundamentally mistaken, and that the virtual is not autonomous with respect to the everyday, but is rather embedded within it, and an extension of it.
"On the Non-Autonomy of the Virtual." Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies 15, no. 2 (2009): 135-39. journal article, everyday, reality, technology, virtuality, "on the non-autonomy of the virtual.", convergence: the international journal of research into new media technologies 15, no. 2 (2009): 135-39., much contemporary talk of virtual ‘worlds’ proceeds as if the virtual could somehow be considered as in competition with or as an alternative to the world of the ‘nonvirtual’ or the ‘everyday’. this paper argues that such a contrast is fundamentally mistaken, and that the virtual is not autonomous with respect to the everyday, but is rather embedded within it, and an extension of it.
Book Part 2015 "On the Philosophical Reading of Heidegger: Situating the Black Notebooks." "On the Philosophical Reading of Heidegger: Situating the Black Notebooks." In Reading Heidegger’s Black Notebooks 1931-1941, edited by Ingo Farin and Jeff Malpas, 3-22. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2015. book part, , "on the philosophical reading of heidegger: situating the black notebooks.", in reading heidegger’s black notebooks 1931-1941, edited by ingo farin and jeff malpas, 3-22. cambridge, ma: mit press, 2015.,
Book Part forthcoming 2018
"On Thinking in a Thoughtless Time."
As it is a form of thinking, and an especially significant form at that, the question of the contemporary value and significance of philosophy cannot be asked apart form the question of the value and significance of thinking itself. Yet as Martin Heidegger argues, ours seems to be a time in which we are “in flight from thinking” – a time in which, if thinking is seen as valuable and relevant at all, it is only to the extent to which is serves an instrumental purpose – usually a purpose construed in monetary or commercial terms. Such monetized instrumentalism is deeply problematic, not only because of the way it corrodes any real sense of value or undermines even the idea of the instrumental as such, but because of the way it brings with it a loss of any real sense of limit or bound. It is just such a sense of limit or bound that is central to thinking, and so the contemporary “flight from thinking” can also be understood as a flight from limit or bound. Moreover as thinking finds its own bound, as well as its ground, in truth, so the flight from thinking is also a flight from truth, and a flight, too, from our own humanity.
"On Thinking in a Thoughtless Time." In Why Philosophy?, edited by P. Diego Bubbio and Jeff Malpas. Aurora, CO: Davis Group Publishing, forthcoming 2018. book part, , "on thinking in a thoughtless time.", in why philosophy?, edited by p. diego bubbio and jeff malpas. aurora, co: davis group publishing, forthcoming 2018., as it is a form of thinking, and an especially significant form at that, the question of the contemporary value and significance of philosophy cannot be asked apart form the question of the value and significance of thinking itself. yet as martin heidegger argues, ours seems to be a time in which we are “in flight from thinking” – a time in which, if thinking is seen as valuable and relevant at all, it is only to the extent to which is serves an instrumental purpose – usually a purpose construed in monetary or commercial terms. such monetized instrumentalism is deeply problematic, not only because of the way it corrodes any real sense of value or undermines even the idea of the instrumental as such, but because of the way it brings with it a loss of any real sense of limit or bound. it is just such a sense of limit or bound that is central to thinking, and so the contemporary “flight from thinking” can also be understood as a flight from limit or bound. moreover as thinking finds its own bound, as well as its ground, in truth, so the flight from thinking is also a flight from truth, and a flight, too, from our own humanity.
Conference Presentation 2018 "Opening Remarks." "Opening Remarks." Paper presented at the Launch of the ‘Blue Room’ Exhibition by Suze van der Beek, Moonah Arts Centre, Moonah (Hobart), Tasmania, 2018. conference presentation, , "opening remarks.", paper presented at the launch of the ‘blue room’ exhibition by suze van der beek, moonah arts centre, moonah (hobart), tasmania, 2018.,
Book Part 2006 "Philosophizing Place in The Joshua Tree." "Philosophizing Place in The Joshua Tree." In U2 and Philosophy: How to Decipher an Atomic Band, edited by Mark Wrathall. Popular Culture and Philosophy, 43-54. Chicago: Open Court, 2006. book part, , "philosophizing place in the joshua tree.", in u2 and philosophy: how to decipher an atomic band, edited by mark wrathall. popular culture and philosophy, 43-54. chicago: open court, 2006.,
Book Chapter 2016 "Place and Hermeneutics: Towards a Topology of Understanding." "Place and Hermeneutics: Towards a Topology of Understanding." Chap. 7 in Inheriting Gadamer: New Directions in Philosophical Hermeneutics, edited by Georgia Warnke, 143-60. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2016. book chapter, , "place and hermeneutics: towards a topology of understanding.", chap. 7 in inheriting gadamer: new directions in philosophical hermeneutics, edited by georgia warnke, 143-60. edinburgh: edinburgh university press, 2016.,
Book Part 2008 "Place and Human Being." "Place and Human Being." In Making Sense of Place: Exploring Concepts and Expressions of Place through Different Senses and Lenses, edited by Frank Vanclay, Matthew Higgins, and Adam Blackshaw, 325-31. Canberra, AUS: National Museum of Australia Press, 2008. book part, , "place and human being.", in making sense of place: exploring concepts and expressions of place through different senses and lenses, edited by frank vanclay, matthew higgins, and adam blackshaw, 325-31. canberra, aus: national museum of australia press, 2008.,
Journal Article 2009 "Place and Human Being." "Place and Human Being." Environmental and Architectural Phenomenology 20, no. 3 (2009): 19-23. journal article, , "place and human being.", environmental and architectural phenomenology 20, no. 3 (2009): 19-23.,
Book Part 2018
"Place and Placedness."
This paper explores the difference between the notions of place and placedness. This difference relates to an important point of differentiation between genuinely a topographical approach and those other approaches that tend to dominate in the existing literature, including approaches associated with ‘situated cognition’. If place is taken as the primary concept, as I argue it should be taken, then that means that being-placed, as it might be viewed as determinative of experience and cognition, has first to be understood in relation to place.
"Place and Placedness." In Situatedness and Place: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on the Spatio-Temporal Contingency of Human Life, edited by Thomas Hünefeldt and Annika Schlitte. Contributions to Phenomenology, 27-39. Dordrecht: Springer, 2018. book part, being-placed, bound, limit, place, placedness, philosophical topography, philosophical topology, situated cognition, situation, situatedness, subjectivism, "place and placedness.", in situatedness and place: multidisciplinary perspectives on the spatio-temporal contingency of human life, edited by thomas hünefeldt and annika schlitte. contributions to phenomenology, 27-39. dordrecht: springer, 2018., this paper explores the difference between the notions of place and placedness. this difference relates to an important point of differentiation between genuinely a topographical approach and those other approaches that tend to dominate in the existing literature, including approaches associated with ‘situated cognition’. if place is taken as the primary concept, as i argue it should be taken, then that means that being-placed, as it might be viewed as determinative of experience and cognition, has first to be understood in relation to place.
Book Chapter 2015 "Place and Singularity." "Place and Singularity." Chap. 6 in The Intelligence of Place: Topographies and Poetics, edited by Jeff Malpas, 65-92. London: Bloomsbury, 2015. book chapter, , "place and singularity.", chap. 6 in the intelligence of place: topographies and poetics, edited by jeff malpas, 65-92. london: bloomsbury, 2015.,
Book Part 2015 "Place and Situation." "Place and Situation." In The Routledge Companion to Hermeneutics, edited by Jeff Malpas and Hans-Helmuth Gander, 354-66. London: Routledge, 2015. book part, , "place and situation.", in the routledge companion to hermeneutics, edited by jeff malpas and hans-helmuth gander, 354-66. london: routledge, 2015.,
Journal Article 2004 "Place and Topography: Responding to Cameron and Stefanovic." "Place and Topography: Responding to Cameron and Stefanovic." Environmental and Architectural Phenomenology 15, no. 3 (2004): 8-10. journal article, , "place and topography: responding to cameron and stefanovic.", environmental and architectural phenomenology 15, no. 3 (2004): 8-10.,
Conference Presentation 2017 "Place, Truth, and Commitment." "Place, Truth, and Commitment." Paper presented at the Seminar on Understanding and Designing Place, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland, 2017. conference presentation, , "place, truth, and commitment.", paper presented at the seminar on understanding and designing place, tampere university of technology, tampere, finland, 2017.,
Journal Article 2017
"Placing Understanding/Understanding Place."
This paper sets out an account of hermeneutics as essentially ‘topological’ in character (where ‘topology’ is understood as designating the philosophical inquiry into place) at the same time as it also argues that hermeneutics has a key role to play in making clear the nature of the topological. At the centre of the argument is the idea that place and understanding are intimately connected, that this is what determines the interconnection between topology and hermeneutics, and that this also implies an intimate belonging-together of place and thinking, of place and experience, of place and the very possibility of appearance, of presence, of being. Although the early years of this century saw the loss of two of the most distinguished and influential figures in the history of hermeneutics, Hans-Georg Gadamer and Paul Ricoeur (in 2003 and 2005 respectively), the years since have also seen an upsurge in critical engagement with hermeneutics (it might be argued that the one is, to some extent, a consequence of the other). There are thus an increasing number of volumes dedicated, not only to aspects of the history of hermeneutics and key figures in that history, but also to re-thinking the nature of hermeneutics and its relation to other areas of philosophy. Most notably perhaps, Günter Figal’s Objectivity attempts a major critical engagement with the hermeneutical tradition in order to rethink what hermeneutics might be, while Rudolf Makkreel’s more recent Orientation and Judgment in Hermeneutics also takes up hermeneutics within a broad frame, arguing for a re-positioning.
"Placing Understanding/Understanding Place." Sophia: International Journal of Philosophy and Traditions 56, no. 3 (2017): 379-91. journal article, , "placing understanding/understanding place.", sophia: international journal of philosophy and traditions 56, no. 3 (2017): 379-91., this paper sets out an account of hermeneutics as essentially ‘topological’ in character (where ‘topology’ is understood as designating the philosophical inquiry into place) at the same time as it also argues that hermeneutics has a key role to play in making clear the nature of the topological. at the centre of the argument is the idea that place and understanding are intimately connected, that this is what determines the interconnection between topology and hermeneutics, and that this also implies an intimate belonging-together of place and thinking, of place and experience, of place and the very possibility of appearance, of presence, of being. although the early years of this century saw the loss of two of the most distinguished and influential figures in the history of hermeneutics, hans-georg gadamer and paul ricoeur (in 2003 and 2005 respectively), the years since have also seen an upsurge in critical engagement with hermeneutics (it might be argued that the one is, to some extent, a consequence of the other). there are thus an increasing number of volumes dedicated, not only to aspects of the history of hermeneutics and key figures in that history, but also to re-thinking the nature of hermeneutics and its relation to other areas of philosophy. most notably perhaps, günter figal’s objectivity attempts a major critical engagement with the hermeneutical tradition in order to rethink what hermeneutics might be, while rudolf makkreel’s more recent orientation and judgment in hermeneutics also takes up hermeneutics within a broad frame, arguing for a re-positioning.
Unpublished Work 2012 "Presence and Human Presence." "Presence and Human Presence." 2012. unpublished work, , "presence and human presence.", 2012.,
Journal Article 2012 "Putting Space in Place: Philosophical Topography and Relational Geography." "Putting Space in Place: Philosophical Topography and Relational Geography." Planning and Environment D: Society and Space 30, no. 2 (2012): 226-42. journal article, boundary, boundedness, concepts, emergence, extendedness, geography, ontology, philosophy, place, relationality, space, time, topography, topology, void, "putting space in place: philosophical topography and relational geography.", planning and environment d: society and space 30, no. 2 (2012): 226-42.,
Book Part 2013 "Remembering Donald." "Remembering Donald." In Donald Davidson: Life and Words, edited by Maria Baghramian. International Journal of Philosophical Studies series, 49-51. London and New York: Routledge, 2013. book part, , "remembering donald.", in donald davidson: life and words, edited by maria baghramian. international journal of philosophical studies series, 49-51. london and new york: routledge, 2013.,
Journal Article 2002 "Remembering Place." "Remembering Place." Review of The Fate of Place, by Edward S. Casey. International Journal of Philosophical Studies 10, no. 1 (2002): 92-99. journal article, , "remembering place.", review of the fate of place, by edward s. casey. international journal of philosophical studies 10, no. 1 (2002): 92-99.,
Book Part 2016 "Re-Orienting Thinking: Philosophy in the Midst of the World." "Re-Orienting Thinking: Philosophy in the Midst of the World." In Commonplace Commitments: Thinking Through the Legacy of Joseph P. Fell, edited by Peter S. Fosl, Michael McGandy, and Mark Moorman, 169-86. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, 2016. book part, , "re-orienting thinking: philosophy in the midst of the world.", in commonplace commitments: thinking through the legacy of joseph p. fell, edited by peter s. fosl, michael mcgandy, and mark moorman, 169-86. lewisburg, pa: bucknell university press, 2016.,
Book Part 2008 "Repetitions." "Repetitions." In Repetitions: Leigh Hobba, Ciara Moore, Martin Walsh, Daniel Von Sturmer. Catalogue of an Exhibit at Plimsoll Gallery, School of Art, University of Tasmania. Hobart: University of Tasmania, 2008. book part, , "repetitions.", in repetitions: leigh hobba, ciara moore, martin walsh, daniel von sturmer. catalogue of an exhibit at plimsoll gallery, school of art, university of tasmania. hobart: university of tasmania, 2008.,
Journal Article 2014 "Rethinking Dwelling: Heidegger and the Question of Place." "Rethinking Dwelling: Heidegger and the Question of Place." Environmental and Architectural Phenomenology 25, no. 1 (2014): 15-23. journal article, , "rethinking dwelling: heidegger and the question of place.", environmental and architectural phenomenology 25, no. 1 (2014): 15-23.,
Journal Article 2013 "Room 11 Architects: A Heightened Responsiveness to Place Is the Hallmark of This Tasmanian-Born Practice." "Room 11 Architects: A Heightened Responsiveness to Place Is the Hallmark of This Tasmanian-Born Practice." Architecture Australia 102, no. 3 (2013): 108. journal article, , "room 11 architects: a heightened responsiveness to place is the hallmark of this tasmanian-born practice.", architecture australia 102, no. 3 (2013): 108.,
Unpublished Work n.d. "Scoring Ken Friedman." "Scoring Ken Friedman."   unpublished work, , "scoring ken friedman.", ,
Journal Article 2015
"Self, Other, Thing: Triangulation and Topography in Post-Kantian Philosophy."
Topography or topology is a mode of philosophical thinking
that combines elements of transcendental and hermeneutic approaches. It
is anti-reductionist and relationalist in its ontology, and draws heavily, if
sometimes indirectly, on ideas of situation, locality, and place. Such a
topography or topology is present in Heidegger and, though less explicitly,
in Hegel. It is also evident in many other recent and contemporary post-
Kantian thinkers in addition to Kant himself. A key idea within such a
topography or topology is that of triangulation – an idea that appears
explicitly in the work of Donald Davidson. Triangulation captures the idea
of the topographical domain as constituted through the mutual relatedness
of the elements within it, and as only to be understood through the
mapping out of such relatedness – in the case of the topographical domain
that is the world, through the relatedness of self, other, and thing.
"Self, Other, Thing: Triangulation and Topography in Post-Kantian Philosophy." Philosophy Today 59, no. 1 (2015): 103-26. journal article, , "self, other, thing: triangulation and topography in post-kantian philosophy.", philosophy today 59, no. 1 (2015): 103-26., topography or topology is a mode of philosophical thinking
that combines elements of transcendental and hermeneutic approaches. it
is anti-reductionist and relationalist in its ontology, and draws heavily, if
sometimes indirectly, on ideas of situation, locality, and place. such a
topography or topology is present in heidegger and, though less explicitly,
in hegel. it is also evident in many other recent and contemporary post-
kantian thinkers in addition to kant himself. a key idea within such a
topography or topology is that of triangulation – an idea that appears
explicitly in the work of donald davidson. triangulation captures the idea
of the topographical domain as constituted through the mutual relatedness
of the elements within it, and as only to be understood through the
mapping out of such relatedness – in the case of the topographical domain
that is the world, through the relatedness of self, other, and thing.
Journal Article 1994
"Self-Knowledge and Scepticism."
Donald Davidson has argued that ‘most of our beliefs must be true’ and that global scepticism is therefore false. Davidson’s arguments to this conclusion often seem to depend on externalist considerations. Davidson’s position has been criticised, however, on the grounds that he does not defeat the sceptic, but rather already assumes the falsity of scepticism through his appeal to externalism. Indeed, it has been claimed that far from defeating tile sceptic Davidson introduces an even more extreme version of scepticism according to which we cannot even know the contents of our own minds. This paper argues that these criticisms are mistaken and that Davidson does indeed have grounds to argue that scepticism is false. The externalism that figures in Davidson’s antisceptical arguments is shown to be merely an element in Davidson’s overall holism according to which the very possibility of having beliefs that could be true or false depends on most of those beliefs being true and their contents known.
"Self-Knowledge and Scepticism." Erkenntnis 40, no. 2 (1994): 165-84. journal article, , "self-knowledge and scepticism.", erkenntnis 40, no. 2 (1994): 165-84., donald davidson has argued that ‘most of our beliefs must be true’ and that global scepticism is therefore false. davidson’s arguments to this conclusion often seem to depend on externalist considerations. davidson’s position has been criticised, however, on the grounds that he does not defeat the sceptic, but rather already assumes the falsity of scepticism through his appeal to externalism. indeed, it has been claimed that far from defeating tile sceptic davidson introduces an even more extreme version of scepticism according to which we cannot even know the contents of our own minds. this paper argues that these criticisms are mistaken and that davidson does indeed have grounds to argue that scepticism is false. the externalism that figures in davidson’s antisceptical arguments is shown to be merely an element in davidson’s overall holism according to which the very possibility of having beliefs that could be true or false depends on most of those beliefs being true and their contents known.
Generic 1999 "Speech to Graduating Students." "Speech to Graduating Students." University of Tasmania, 1999. generic, , "speech to graduating students.", university of tasmania, 1999.,
Book Part 2005 "’Sprache Ist Gespräch’: On Gadamer, Language and Philosophy." "’Sprache Ist Gespräch’: On Gadamer, Language and Philosophy." In Between Description and Interpretation: The Hermeneutic Turn in Philosophy, edited by Andrzej Wiercinski, 408-20. Toronto: The Hermeneutic Press, 2005. book part, , "’sprache ist gespräch’: on gadamer, language and philosophy.", in between description and interpretation: the hermeneutic turn in philosophy, edited by andrzej wiercinski, 408-20. toronto: the hermeneutic press, 2005.,
Book Part 2012 "Suffering, Compassion, and the Possibility of a Humane Politics." "Suffering, Compassion, and the Possibility of a Humane Politics." In Perspectives on Human Suffering, edited by Jeff Malpas and Norelle Lickiss, 9-21. Dordrecht: Springer, 2012. book part, , "suffering, compassion, and the possibility of a humane politics.", in perspectives on human suffering, edited by jeff malpas and norelle lickiss, 9-21. dordrecht: springer, 2012.,
Book Part 2018 "’Taking Everything in Hand’: Managerialism and Technology." "’Taking Everything in Hand’: Managerialism and Technology." In The Triumph of Managerialism? New Technologies of Government and Their Implications for Value, edited by Anna Yeatman and Bogdan Costea. London: Rowman and Littlefield, 2018. book part, , "’taking everything in hand’: managerialism and technology.", in the triumph of managerialism? new technologies of government and their implications for value, edited by anna yeatman and bogdan costea. london: rowman and littlefield, 2018.,
Book Part 2016 "The Beckoning of Language: Heidegger’s Hermeneutic Transformation of Thinking." "The Beckoning of Language: Heidegger’s Hermeneutic Transformation of Thinking." In Hermeneutic Heidegger, edited by Michael Bowler and Ingo Farin, 203-21. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2016. book part, , "the beckoning of language: heidegger’s hermeneutic transformation of thinking.", in hermeneutic heidegger, edited by michael bowler and ingo farin, 203-21. evanston, il: northwestern university press, 2016.,
Conference Presentation 2010 "The Complexities of Place." "The Complexities of Place." Paper presented at the Department of Geography, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 2010. conference presentation, , "the complexities of place.", paper presented at the department of geography, queen’s university, kingston, ontario, canada, 2010.,
Book Part 2012 "The Demise of Ethics." "The Demise of Ethics." In Applied Ethics: Remembering Patrick Primeaux, edited by Michael Schwartz and Howard Harris. Research in Ethical Issues in Organizations, 29-45. Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., 2012. book part, , "the demise of ethics.", in applied ethics: remembering patrick primeaux, edited by michael schwartz and howard harris. research in ethical issues in organizations, 29-45. bingley, uk: emerald group publishing ltd., 2012.,
Journal Article 2004 "The Discomfort of Strangeness: Jeff Malpas on the Difference of Death." "The Discomfort of Strangeness: Jeff Malpas on the Difference of Death." The Philosopher’s Magazine 27 (2004): 34-36. journal article, , "the discomfort of strangeness: jeff malpas on the difference of death.", the philosopher’s magazine 27 (2004): 34-36.,
Journal Article 2005 "The Dualities of Work: Self Consumption and Self Creation." "The Dualities of Work: Self Consumption and Self Creation." Philosophy Today 49, no. 3 (2005): 256-63. journal article, , "the dualities of work: self consumption and self creation.", philosophy today 49, no. 3 (2005): 256-63.,
Book Part 2009 "The Forms of Water: In the Land and in the Soul." "The Forms of Water: In the Land and in the Soul." In Water, Sovereignty, and Borders in Asia and Oceania, edited by Devleena Ghosh, Heather Goodall, and Stephanie Hemelryk Donald, 14-19. London: Routledge, 2009. book part, , "the forms of water: in the land and in the soul.", in water, sovereignty, and borders in asia and oceania, edited by devleena ghosh, heather goodall, and stephanie hemelryk donald, 14-19. london: routledge, 2009.,
Conference Presentation 2006 "The Fourfold and the Framework: Heidegger’s Topological Critique of Technology." "The Fourfold and the Framework: Heidegger’s Topological Critique of Technology." Paper presented at the Department of Philosophy, Peking University, Beijing, China, 2006. conference presentation, , "the fourfold and the framework: heidegger’s topological critique of technology.", paper presented at the department of philosophy, peking university, beijing, china, 2006.,
Journal Article 1999
"The Fragility of Robust Realism: A Reply to Dreyfus and Spinosa."
Hubert Dreyfus and Charles Spinosa’ s argument for `robust’ realism centres on the possibility of our having access to things as they are in themselves and so as having access to things in a way that is not dependent on our `quotidian concerns or sensory capacities’ . Dreyfus and Spinosa claim that our everyday access to things is incapable of providing access of this kind, since our everyday access is holistically enmeshed with our everyday attitudes and concerns. The argument that Dreyfus and Spinosa provide in support of this conclusion seems, however, to depend on illegitimately combining what are really two separate issues: that concerning the independence of the things themselves with the independence of our means of access to those things. Contrary to Dreyfus and Spinosa, the fact that our everyday access to things is necessarily dependent on our everyday attitudes and concerns does not mean that we therefore have access to things only as they `appear’ rather than as they are `in themselves’.
"The Fragility of Robust Realism: A Reply to Dreyfus and Spinosa." Inquiry 42, no. 1 (1999): 89-102. journal article, , "the fragility of robust realism: a reply to dreyfus and spinosa.", inquiry 42, no. 1 (1999): 89-102., hubert dreyfus and charles spinosa’ s argument for `robust’ realism centres on the possibility of our having access to things as they are in themselves and so as having access to things in a way that is not dependent on our `quotidian concerns or sensory capacities’ . dreyfus and spinosa claim that our everyday access to things is incapable of providing access of this kind, since our everyday access is holistically enmeshed with our everyday attitudes and concerns. the argument that dreyfus and spinosa provide in support of this conclusion seems, however, to depend on illegitimately combining what are really two separate issues: that concerning the independence of the things themselves with the independence of our means of access to those things. contrary to dreyfus and spinosa, the fact that our everyday access to things is necessarily dependent on our everyday attitudes and concerns does not mean that we therefore have access to things only as they `appear’ rather than as they are `in themselves’.
Book Part forthcoming 2019 "’The House of Being’: Poetry, Language, Place." "’The House of Being’: Poetry, Language, Place." In Heidegger’s Later Thought, edited by Günter Figal, Diego D’Angelo, Tobias Keliing, and Guang Yang. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, forthcoming 2019. book part, , "’the house of being’: poetry, language, place.", in heidegger’s later thought, edited by günter figal, diego d’angelo, tobias keliing, and guang yang. bloomington: indiana university press, forthcoming 2019.,
Book Introduction 2015 "The Intelligence of Place." "The Intelligence of Place." Introduction to The Intelligence of Place: Topographies and Poetics, edited by Jeff Malpas, 1-10. London: Bloomsbury, 2015. book introduction, , "the intelligence of place.", introduction to the intelligence of place: topographies and poetics, edited by jeff malpas, 1-10. london: bloomsbury, 2015.,
Book Chapter 2018
"The Interiority of Landscape: Gate, Journey, Horizon."
Landscape has its own interiority. It is an interiority constituted by the same interiority that belongs to any and every place: through entry, movement, and boundary; through gate, journey and horizon. This essay explores the nature of the interiority at issue here, with specific reference to landscape and landscape forms, but also with an eye to the larger structure of place which it exemplifies. Drawing on the work of Colin McCahon, as well as the ideas of Georg Simmel and Martin Heidegger, the aim will be to sketch the inextricability of the three elements at issue, and so to demonstrate the character of landscape as residing, not in some uninterrupted stretch of countryside nor in what may appear merely as the scenic backdrop to human activity, but in the intertwining of horizon, journey and gate, and so in landscape as one form of the opening and emergence of place.
"The Interiority of Landscape: Gate, Journey, Horizon." Chap. 14 in Flow: Interior, Landscape and Architecture in the Era of Liquid Modernity, edited by Penny Sparke, Pat Brown, Patricia Lara-Betancourt, Gini Lee, and Mark Taylor, 149-58. London: Bloomsbury, 2018. book chapter, , "the interiority of landscape: gate, journey, horizon.", chap. 14 in flow: interior, landscape and architecture in the era of liquid modernity, edited by penny sparke, pat brown, patricia lara-betancourt, gini lee, and mark taylor, 149-58. london: bloomsbury, 2018., landscape has its own interiority. it is an interiority constituted by the same interiority that belongs to any and every place: through entry, movement, and boundary; through gate, journey and horizon. this essay explores the nature of the interiority at issue here, with specific reference to landscape and landscape forms, but also with an eye to the larger structure of place which it exemplifies. drawing on the work of colin mccahon, as well as the ideas of georg simmel and martin heidegger, the aim will be to sketch the inextricability of the three elements at issue, and so to demonstrate the character of landscape as residing, not in some uninterrupted stretch of countryside nor in what may appear merely as the scenic backdrop to human activity, but in the intertwining of horizon, journey and gate, and so in landscape as one form of the opening and emergence of place.
Book Chapter 2014 "The Multivocity of Human Rights Discourse." "The Multivocity of Human Rights Discourse." Chap. 3 in The Aporia of Rights: Explorations in Citizenship in the Era of Human Rights, edited by Peg Birmingham and Anna Yeatman, 37-52. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2014. book chapter, , "the multivocity of human rights discourse.", chap. 3 in the aporia of rights: explorations in citizenship in the era of human rights, edited by peg birmingham and anna yeatman, 37-52. new york: bloomsbury academic, 2014.,
Book Part 2018 "The Necessity of Judgement." "The Necessity of Judgement." In On Human Judgement, edited by Randall Lindstrom and Amanda Wojtowicz, 45-47. Hobart, AUS: University of Tasmania, School of Humanities, 2018. book part, , "the necessity of judgement.", in on human judgement, edited by randall lindstrom and amanda wojtowicz, 45-47. hobart, aus: university of tasmania, school of humanities, 2018.,
Book Chapter 2010 "The Origin of Understanding: Event, Place, Truth." "The Origin of Understanding: Event, Place, Truth." Chap. 16 in Consquences of Hermeneutics: Fifty Years After Gadamer’s Truth and Method, edited by Jeff Malpas and Santiago Zabala, 261-80. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2010. book chapter, , "the origin of understanding: event, place, truth.", chap. 16 in consquences of hermeneutics: fifty years after gadamer’s truth and method, edited by jeff malpas and santiago zabala, 261-80. evanston, il: northwestern university press, 2010.,
Book Chapter 2012 "The Place of Mobility: Technology, Connectivity, and Individualization." "The Place of Mobility: Technology, Connectivity, and Individualization." Chap. 2 in Mobile Technology and Place, edited by Rowan Wilken and Gerard Goggin, 26-38. New York: Routledge, 2012. book chapter, , "the place of mobility: technology, connectivity, and individualization.", chap. 2 in mobile technology and place, edited by rowan wilken and gerard goggin, 26-38. new york: routledge, 2012.,
Book Foreward forthcoming 2019 "The Place of Phenomenology and the Phenomenlogy of Place." "The Place of Phenomenology and the Phenomenlogy of Place." Foreward to The Phenomenology of Real and Virtual Places, edited by Erik Champion. Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy series, vii-xii. New York and London: Routledge, forthcoming 2019. book foreward, , "the place of phenomenology and the phenomenlogy of place.", foreward to the phenomenology of real and virtual places, edited by erik champion. routledge studies in contemporary philosophy series, vii-xii. new york and london: routledge, forthcoming 2019.,
Journal Article 2011 "The Place of Topology: Responding to Crowell, Beistegui, and Young." "The Place of Topology: Responding to Crowell, Beistegui, and Young." International Journal of Philosophical Studies 19, no. 2 (2011): 295-315. journal article, , "the place of topology: responding to crowell, beistegui, and young.", international journal of philosophical studies 19, no. 2 (2011): 295-315.,
Book Part 2013 "The Remembrance of Place." "The Remembrance of Place." In Exploring the Work of Edward S. Casey: Giving Voice to Place, Memory, and Imagination, edited by Azucena Cruz-Pierre and Donald A. Landes. Bloomsbury Studies in American Philosophy, 63-72. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2013. book part, , "the remembrance of place.", in exploring the work of edward s. casey: giving voice to place, memory, and imagination, edited by azucena cruz-pierre and donald a. landes. bloomsbury studies in american philosophy, 63-72. london: bloomsbury academic, 2013.,
Book Part 2003 "The Space of Agency." "The Space of Agency." In A Philosophical Smorgasbord: Essays on Action, Truth, and Other Things in Honour of Frederick Stoutland, edited by Krister Segerberg and Risiek Śliwiński. Uppsala Philosophical Studies, 99-117. Uppsala, SE: Uppsala University Press, 2003. book part, , "the space of agency.", in a philosophical smorgasbord: essays on action, truth, and other things in honour of frederick stoutland, edited by krister segerberg and risiek śliwiński. uppsala philosophical studies, 99-117. uppsala, se: uppsala university press, 2003.,
Book Part 2015 "The Threshold of the World." "The Threshold of the World." In Funktionen Des Lebendigen, edited by Timo Breyer and Oliver Müller, 161-68. Berlin and Boston: De Gruyter, 2015. book part, , "the threshold of the world.", in funktionen des lebendigen, edited by timo breyer and oliver müller, 161-68. berlin and boston: de gruyter, 2015.,
Journal Article 1997 "The Transcendental Circle." "The Transcendental Circle." Australasian Journal of Philosophy 75, no. 1 (1997): 1-20. journal article, , "the transcendental circle.", australasian journal of philosophy 75, no. 1 (1997): 1-20.,
Book Part 2016 "The Turn to Place and the Retrieval of the Human: Heidegger’s Critique of Humanism (Die Wende Zum Ort Und Die Wiedergewinning Des Menschen: Heideggers Kritik Des ›Humanismus‹)." "The Turn to Place and the Retrieval of the Human: Heidegger’s Critique of Humanism (Die Wende Zum Ort Und Die Wiedergewinning Des Menschen: Heideggers Kritik Des ›Humanismus‹)." In Heideggers Weg in Die Moderne: Eine Verotung Der »Schwarzen Hefte«, edited by Hans-Helmuth Gander and Magnus Streit, 115-34. Frankfurt: Klostermann, 2016. book part, , "the turn to place and the retrieval of the human: heidegger’s critique of humanism (die wende zum ort und die wiedergewinning des menschen: heideggers kritik des ›humanismus‹).", in heideggers weg in die moderne: eine verotung der »schwarzen hefte«, edited by hans-helmuth gander and magnus streit, 115-34. frankfurt: klostermann, 2016.,
Book Part 2014 "The Twofold Character of Truth: Heidegger, Davidson, Tugendhat." "The Twofold Character of Truth: Heidegger, Davidson, Tugendhat." In The Multidimensionality of Hermeneutic Phenomenology, edited by Babette Babich and Dimitri Ginev. Contributions to Phenomenology, 243-66. Cham, CH: Springer, 2014. book part, , "the twofold character of truth: heidegger, davidson, tugendhat.", in the multidimensionality of hermeneutic phenomenology, edited by babette babich and dimitri ginev. contributions to phenomenology, 243-66. cham, ch: springer, 2014.,
Journal Article 2011 "The Twofold Character of Truth: Heidegger, Davidson, Tugendhat." "The Twofold Character of Truth: Heidegger, Davidson, Tugendhat." Divinatio: Studia Culturologica 34 (2011): 141-70. journal article, , "the twofold character of truth: heidegger, davidson, tugendhat.", divinatio: studia culturologica 34 (2011): 141-70.,
Journal Article 2002
"The Weave of Meaning: Holism and Contextuality."
Context and meaning are notions inseparably tied together. Yet although appeal to context would seem inevitable in any discussion of meaning and understanding, the notion seems to be resistant to any attempt to render it in precise and non-question-begging terms. Context may be ubiquitous, but it is also opaque. This paper explores the notion of context in general, arguing that an understanding of context is essential for any attempt to elucidate the structure and possibility of meaning. Moreover, while the contextual character of meaning is seen to imply a form of holism about meaning, it also requires that any such holism be understood in a way that is realised only in relation to particular settings or ‘locales’. In this respect, contextuality not only gives rise to holism, but also constrains it, thereby pre-empting certain objections that are sometimes advanced against holistic approaches to meaning.
"The Weave of Meaning: Holism and Contextuality." Language and Communication 22, no. 4 (2002): 403-19. journal article, context, meaning, holism, understanding, horizonality, locality, "the weave of meaning: holism and contextuality.", language and communication 22, no. 4 (2002): 403-19., context and meaning are notions inseparably tied together. yet although appeal to context would seem inevitable in any discussion of meaning and understanding, the notion seems to be resistant to any attempt to render it in precise and non-question-begging terms. context may be ubiquitous, but it is also opaque. this paper explores the notion of context in general, arguing that an understanding of context is essential for any attempt to elucidate the structure and possibility of meaning. moreover, while the contextual character of meaning is seen to imply a form of holism about meaning, it also requires that any such holism be understood in a way that is realised only in relation to particular settings or ‘locales’. in this respect, contextuality not only gives rise to holism, but also constrains it, thereby pre-empting certain objections that are sometimes advanced against holistic approaches to meaning.
Journal Article 2017 "Thinking Topographically: Place, Space, and Geography." "Thinking Topographically: Place, Space, and Geography." Il Cannocchiale: Rivista di studi filosofici 42, no. 1-2 (2017): 25-53. journal article, , "thinking topographically: place, space, and geography.", il cannocchiale: rivista di studi filosofici 42, no. 1-2 (2017): 25-53.,
Book Part 2015
"Timing Space—Spacing Time: On Transcendence, Performance, and Place."
Can we think temporality without also thinking the spatial? Might not the thinking of temporality always implicate the thinking of the spatial along with it? What is at issue here is not merely a question concerning the nature of the temporal alone, but of the unity of time with space, and so also of the character of event, action, and performance, and of these as spacings no less than timings. Drawing on Martin Heidegger’s notion of ‘timespace’, as well as Robert Morris’ engagement with the thought of Donald Davidson, this essay argues that not only are time and space intimately and irrevocably bound together, but that understanding the unity of time with space is to understand the unity of place. Moreover, it is only in and through that unity, which also always a working out of plurality, that there is any possibility of transcendence.
"Timing Space—Spacing Time: On Transcendence, Performance, and Place." In Performance and Temporalisation: Time Happens, edited by Stuart Grant, Jodie McNeilly, and Maeva Veerapen. Performance Philosophy, 25-36. London: Palgrave-Macmillan UK, 2015. book part, donald davidson, martin heidegger, robert morris, performance,place, space, time, timespace, transcendence, unity, "timing space—spacing time: on transcendence, performance, and place.", in performance and temporalisation: time happens, edited by stuart grant, jodie mcneilly, and maeva veerapen. performance philosophy, 25-36. london: palgrave-macmillan uk, 2015., can we think temporality without also thinking the spatial? might not the thinking of temporality always implicate the thinking of the spatial along with it? what is at issue here is not merely a question concerning the nature of the temporal alone, but of the unity of time with space, and so also of the character of event, action, and performance, and of these as spacings no less than timings. drawing on martin heidegger’s notion of ‘timespace’, as well as robert morris’ engagement with the thought of donald davidson, this essay argues that not only are time and space intimately and irrevocably bound together, but that understanding the unity of time with space is to understand the unity of place. moreover, it is only in and through that unity, which also always a working out of plurality, that there is any possibility of transcendence.
Journal Article forthcoming 2019 "Topologies of History." "Topologies of History." History and Theory (forthcoming 2019). journal article, , "topologies of history.", history and theory (forthcoming 2019).,
Book Part 2018 "Towards a ‘Natural History’ of the Tasmanian Landscape: The Photography of Ilona Schneider." "Towards a ‘Natural History’ of the Tasmanian Landscape: The Photography of Ilona Schneider." In Landmarks / Ilona Schneider. Catalogue of an Exhibition Held at Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania, 5-13. Launceston, TAS: Bambra Press, 2018. book part, , "towards a ‘natural history’ of the tasmanian landscape: the photography of ilona schneider.", in landmarks / ilona schneider. catalogue of an exhibition held at queen victoria museum and art gallery, launceston, tasmania, 5-13. launceston, tas: bambra press, 2018.,
Book Chapter 2011
"Triangulation and Philosophy: A Davidsonian Landscape."
Davidsonian triangulation is often treated as if it were an idiosyncratic element in Davidson’s thought, and yet the idea actually connects up with a much larger philosophical tradition. This essay explores some of these broader connections, conceptual as well as historical, aiming to locate triangulation within a broader landscape than is usually the case. The aim is thus to ‘triangulate’ triangulation, and to provide a brief sketch of the territory within which Davidson can be located – a territory that I have elsewhere characterised in terms of the idea of ‘philosophical topography’. Undertaking such a task is valuable not only because of the light it may shed on the Davidsonian position as such, but also because of the way in which it opens up a different mode of philosophical proceeding than is common with the analytic tradition that dominates so much of contemporary Anglo-American thought.
"Triangulation and Philosophy: A Davidsonian Landscape." Chap. 11 in Triangulation: From an Epistemological Point of View, edited by Maria Cristina Amoretti and Gerhard Preyer, 257-80. Frankfurt: Ontos Verlag, 2011. book chapter, , "triangulation and philosophy: a davidsonian landscape.", chap. 11 in triangulation: from an epistemological point of view, edited by maria cristina amoretti and gerhard preyer, 257-80. frankfurt: ontos verlag, 2011., davidsonian triangulation is often treated as if it were an idiosyncratic element in davidson’s thought, and yet the idea actually connects up with a much larger philosophical tradition. this essay explores some of these broader connections, conceptual as well as historical, aiming to locate triangulation within a broader landscape than is usually the case. the aim is thus to ‘triangulate’ triangulation, and to provide a brief sketch of the territory within which davidson can be located – a territory that i have elsewhere characterised in terms of the idea of ‘philosophical topography’. undertaking such a task is valuable not only because of the light it may shed on the davidsonian position as such, but also because of the way in which it opens up a different mode of philosophical proceeding than is common with the analytic tradition that dominates so much of contemporary anglo-american thought.
Book Part 2012 "Truth in Architecture." "Truth in Architecture." In The Significance of Philosophy in Architectural Education, edited by V. Petridou, E. Constantopoulos, and P. Pagalos. Athens: Michelis Foundation, 2012. book part, , "truth in architecture.", in the significance of philosophy in architectural education, edited by v. petridou, e. constantopoulos, and p. pagalos. athens: michelis foundation, 2012.,
Journal Article 2005 "Truth in History: Some Conceptions and Misconceptions." "Truth in History: Some Conceptions and Misconceptions." Storia della Storiographia 48 (2005): 100-11. journal article, , "truth in history: some conceptions and misconceptions.", storia della storiographia 48 (2005): 100-11.,
Journal Article 2008
"Truth, Lies and Deceit: On Ethics in Contemporary Public Life."
On the one hand, most of us would take honesty to be a key ethical virtue. Corporations and other organizations often include it in their codes of ethics, we legislate against various forms of dishonesty, we tend to be ashamed (or at least defensive) when we are caught not telling the truth, and honesty is often regarded as a key element in relationships. Yet on the other hand, dishonesty, that is, lying and deceit, seems to be commonplace in contemporary public life even amongst those leading figures in our society whom we might otherwise take to be the exemplars of public virtue. So is the emphasis on truth and honesty just a sham? Does the fact of our actual practice mean that truth and honesty matter only rhetorically, and, if so, does that mean that whatever it is we mean by ‘ethics’, truth and honesty are not a part of it? What I will suggest is that truth is indeed central to ethical practice, and not only to ethical practice, but also to a properly democratic politics, and that the apparent breakdown in the commitment to truth in public life is indicative of a deeper ethical, as well as political, breakdown.
"Truth, Lies and Deceit: On Ethics in Contemporary Public Life." International Journal for Applied Philosophy 22, no. 1 (2008): 1-12. journal article, truth, deceit, lying, democracy, ethics, politics, "truth, lies and deceit: on ethics in contemporary public life.", international journal for applied philosophy 22, no. 1 (2008): 1-12., on the one hand, most of us would take honesty to be a key ethical virtue. corporations and other organizations often include it in their codes of ethics, we legislate against various forms of dishonesty, we tend to be ashamed (or at least defensive) when we are caught not telling the truth, and honesty is often regarded as a key element in relationships. yet on the other hand, dishonesty, that is, lying and deceit, seems to be commonplace in contemporary public life even amongst those leading figures in our society whom we might otherwise take to be the exemplars of public virtue. so is the emphasis on truth and honesty just a sham? does the fact of our actual practice mean that truth and honesty matter only rhetorically, and, if so, does that mean that whatever it is we mean by ‘ethics’, truth and honesty are not a part of it? what i will suggest is that truth is indeed central to ethical practice, and not only to ethical practice, but also to a properly democratic politics, and that the apparent breakdown in the commitment to truth in public life is indicative of a deeper ethical, as well as political, breakdown.
Journal Article 2010 "Truth, Narrative, and the Materiality of Memory: An Externalist Approach in the Philosophy of History." "Truth, Narrative, and the Materiality of Memory: An Externalist Approach in the Philosophy of History." Journal of the Philosophy of History 4, no. 3-4 (2010): 328-53. journal article, , "truth, narrative, and the materiality of memory: an externalist approach in the philosophy of history.", journal of the philosophy of history 4, no. 3-4 (2010): 328-53.,
Conference Presentation 1992 "Tunnels under the Sea: Reflections on Philosophical Difference." "Tunnels under the Sea: Reflections on Philosophical Difference." Paper presented at the Continental Philosophy Seminar Series, Department of Philosophy, University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ, 1992. conference presentation, , "tunnels under the sea: reflections on philosophical difference.", paper presented at the continental philosophy seminar series, department of philosophy, university of auckland, auckland, nz, 1992.,
Book Part 2000 "Uncovering the Space of Disclosedness: Heidegger, Technology and the Problem of Spatiality in Being and Time." "Uncovering the Space of Disclosedness: Heidegger, Technology and the Problem of Spatiality in Being and Time." In Heidegger, Authenticity, and Modernity: Essays in Honor of Hubert L. Dreyfus, edited by Mark Wrathall and Jeff Malpas, 205-28. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2000. book part, , "uncovering the space of disclosedness: heidegger, technology and the problem of spatiality in being and time.", in heidegger, authenticity, and modernity: essays in honor of hubert l. dreyfus, edited by mark wrathall and jeff malpas, 205-28. cambridge, ma: mit press, 2000.,
Journal Article 1998 "Unity, Locality, and Agency: Bilgrami on Belief and Meaning." "Unity, Locality, and Agency: Bilgrami on Belief and Meaning." Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 58, no. 3 (1998): 627-33. journal article, , "unity, locality, and agency: bilgrami on belief and meaning.", philosophy and phenomenological research 58, no. 3 (1998): 627-33.,
Book Part 2013 "Views from a Plane: Surface, Place, and Image." "Views from a Plane: Surface, Place, and Image." In Earthscape, edited by Chan-fai Cheung, 1-4. Hong Kong: Edwin Cheng Foundation Asian Centre for Phenomenology, 2013. book part, , "views from a plane: surface, place, and image.", in earthscape, edited by chan-fai cheung, 1-4. hong kong: edwin cheng foundation asian centre for phenomenology, 2013.,
Journal Article 2014 "Watching 9/11: In the Time of the Event." "Watching 9/11: In the Time of the Event." Philosophy Today 58, no. 2 (2014): 125-39. journal article, , "watching 9/11: in the time of the event.", philosophy today 58, no. 2 (2014): 125-39.,
Book Chapter 2015 "’We Hyperboreans’: Towards a Nietzschean Topography." "’We Hyperboreans’: Towards a Nietzschean Topography." Chap. 9 in Individual and Community in Nietzsche’s Philosophy, edited by Julian Young, 195-213. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015. book chapter, , "’we hyperboreans’: towards a nietzschean topography.", chap. 9 in individual and community in nietzsche’s philosophy, edited by julian young, 195-213. new york: cambridge university press, 2015.,
Journal Article 2017 "What Is Architecture For?". "What Is Architecture For?". Ethics in Architecture: Festschrift for Karsten Harries, International Journal of Architectural Theory 22, no. 36 (2017): 119-26. journal article, , "what is architecture for?"., ethics in architecture: festschrift for karsten harries, international journal of architectural theory 22, no. 36 (2017): 119-26.,
Book Chapter 2011 "What Is Common to All: Davidson on Agreement and Understanding." "What Is Common to All: Davidson on Agreement and Understanding." Chap. 14 in Dialogues with Davidson: Acting, Interpreting, Understanding, edited by Jeff Malpas, 259-80. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2011. book chapter, , "what is common to all: davidson on agreement and understanding.", chap. 14 in dialogues with davidson: acting, interpreting, understanding, edited by jeff malpas, 259-80. cambridge, ma: mit press, 2011.,
Journal Article forthcoming 2018
"’Where Are We When We Think?’ Hannah Arendt and the Place of Thinking."
“Where are we when we think?”, asks Hannah Arendt, and her answer, apparently, is “nowhere”. Indeed, she seems to suggest that the very way in which this question is framed is itself misguided or mistaken, and so seems to go on to replace the question about the place of thinking with an inquiry into the time of thinking. But Arendt’s own investigation of the temporality at issue here nevertheless arrives at a mode of temporality that itself appears as a form of place or topos. Beginning with some of the problems Arendt’s account seems initially to present, but moving on to an examination of the underlying direction in which that account moves, the discussion will thus explore the underlying topology that, in spite of appearances to the contrary, is at work in Arendt’s account of thinking.
"’Where Are We When We Think?’ Hannah Arendt and the Place of Thinking." Philosophy Today (forthcoming 2018). journal article, , "’where are we when we think?’ hannah arendt and the place of thinking.", philosophy today (forthcoming 2018)., “where are we when we think?”, asks hannah arendt, and her answer, apparently, is “nowhere”. indeed, she seems to suggest that the very way in which this question is framed is itself misguided or mistaken, and so seems to go on to replace the question about the place of thinking with an inquiry into the time of thinking. but arendt’s own investigation of the temporality at issue here nevertheless arrives at a mode of temporality that itself appears as a form of place or topos. beginning with some of the problems arendt’s account seems initially to present, but moving on to an examination of the underlying direction in which that account moves, the discussion will thus explore the underlying topology that, in spite of appearances to the contrary, is at work in arendt’s account of thinking.
Unpublished Work n.d. "’Where Hegel Meets the Chinese Gulls’: Place, Word, and World in the Work of Kenneth White." "’Where Hegel Meets the Chinese Gulls’: Place, Word, and World in the Work of Kenneth White."   unpublished work, , "’where hegel meets the chinese gulls’: place, word, and world in the work of kenneth white.", ,
Journal Article 2016
"Why an Aristotelian Account of Truth Is (More or Less) All We Need."
This paper advances an account of truth that has as its starting point Aristotle’s comments about truth at Metaphysics 1011b1. It argues that there are two key ideas in the Aristotelian account: that truth belongs to ‘sayings that’; and that truth involves both what is said and what is. Beginning with the second of these apparent truisms, the paper argues for the crucial role of the distinction between ‘what is said’ and ‘what is’ in the understanding of truth, on the grounds that it is essential to the distinction between truth and falsity and, indeed, to the very possibility of any critical assessment of statements. However, this distinction cannot be used to ground any account of truth in terms that refer to anything other than truth – there is thus no relation that underlies truth even though truth may be construed (in a certain limited sense) relationally. Returning to the first point, it is argued that while truth should indeed be understood as belonging to statements, it should not be construed as attaching to ‘propositions’, but to uttered sentences. The account of truth advanced is minimalist, and yet not deflationist; objectivist, and yet not independent of actual linguistic practice.
"Why an Aristotelian Account of Truth Is (More or Less) All We Need." Philosophical Topics 44, no. 1 (2016): 27-38. journal article, aristotle, donald davidson, frederick stoutland, truth, correspondence, proposition, belief, world, "why an aristotelian account of truth is (more or less) all we need.", philosophical topics 44, no. 1 (2016): 27-38., this paper advances an account of truth that has as its starting point aristotle’s comments about truth at metaphysics 1011b1. it argues that there are two key ideas in the aristotelian account: that truth belongs to ‘sayings that’; and that truth involves both what is said and what is. beginning with the second of these apparent truisms, the paper argues for the crucial role of the distinction between ‘what is said’ and ‘what is’ in the understanding of truth, on the grounds that it is essential to the distinction between truth and falsity and, indeed, to the very possibility of any critical assessment of statements. however, this distinction cannot be used to ground any account of truth in terms that refer to anything other than truth – there is thus no relation that underlies truth even though truth may be construed (in a certain limited sense) relationally. returning to the first point, it is argued that while truth should indeed be understood as belonging to statements, it should not be construed as attaching to ‘propositions’, but to uttered sentences. the account of truth advanced is minimalist, and yet not deflationist; objectivist, and yet not independent of actual linguistic practice.
Book Part 2008 "Wim Wenders: The Role of Memory." "Wim Wenders: The Role of Memory." In Cinematic Thinking: Philosophical Approaches to the New Cinema, edited by James Phillips, 146-59. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2008. book part, , "wim wenders: the role of memory.", in cinematic thinking: philosophical approaches to the new cinema, edited by james phillips, 146-59. stanford, ca: stanford university press, 2008.,
Book Part 2018
"Wisdom’s Limit: Truth, Failure, and the Contemporary University."
An ancient tradition has it that wisdom is founded, not in the accumulation of what is known, but rather in awareness of ignorance, of what is not known, of the proper limits to knowledge. Such a conception of wisdom sets wisdom in sharp contrast to the contemporary obsession with information and ‘evidence’ as the supposed basis for judgment and decision, and on discrete ‘competencies’ as the basis for educational attainment. In this paper I shall explore the connection between wisdom and limit, and just what this connection might imply, not only for the character of university teaching and research, but also for the manner in which universities structure and administer themselves. A broader set of social and political implications will also be touched upon.
"Wisdom’s Limit: Truth, Failure, and the Contemporary University." In Post-Truth, Fake News: Viral Modernity & Higher Education, edited by Michael A. Peters, Sharon Rider, Mats Hyvönen, and Tina Besley, 59-74. Singapore: Springer, 2018. book part, , "wisdom’s limit: truth, failure, and the contemporary university.", in post-truth, fake news: viral modernity & higher education, edited by michael a. peters, sharon rider, mats hyvönen, and tina besley, 59-74. singapore: springer, 2018., an ancient tradition has it that wisdom is founded, not in the accumulation of what is known, but rather in awareness of ignorance, of what is not known, of the proper limits to knowledge. such a conception of wisdom sets wisdom in sharp contrast to the contemporary obsession with information and ‘evidence’ as the supposed basis for judgment and decision, and on discrete ‘competencies’ as the basis for educational attainment. in this paper i shall explore the connection between wisdom and limit, and just what this connection might imply, not only for the character of university teaching and research, but also for the manner in which universities structure and administer themselves. a broader set of social and political implications will also be touched upon.
Journal Article 2014
"With a Philosopher’s Eye: A ‘Naïve’ View on Animation."
Animation has never been a subject that has attracted much interest from philosophers, except perhaps from a very few interested in the philosophy of film or perhaps in visual aesthetics. Aspects of philosophical thinking may well be relevant to animation, however, and animators and theorists of animation have certainly shown an interest in philosophy: most often in time, movement, and process. But it is one thing to draw on philosophy in working within a field, and another thing to try to think philosophically about that field. In this admittedly naive view of animation – naive because it comes from philosophy to animation rather than the other way around – animation is explored from an explicitly philosophical perspective, with a particular focus on animation as a ‘making move’.
"With a Philosopher’s Eye: A ‘Naïve’ View on Animation." Animation: An Interdisciplinary Journal 9, no. 1 (2014): 65-79. journal article, , "with a philosopher’s eye: a ‘naïve’ view on animation.", animation: an interdisciplinary journal 9, no. 1 (2014): 65-79., animation has never been a subject that has attracted much interest from philosophers, except perhaps from a very few interested in the philosophy of film or perhaps in visual aesthetics. aspects of philosophical thinking may well be relevant to animation, however, and animators and theorists of animation have certainly shown an interest in philosophy: most often in time, movement, and process. but it is one thing to draw on philosophy in working within a field, and another thing to try to think philosophically about that field. in this admittedly naive view of animation – naive because it comes from philosophy to animation rather than the other way around – animation is explored from an explicitly philosophical perspective, with a particular focus on animation as a ‘making move’.