John Haldane's research while affiliated with University of St Andrews and other places

Publications (10)

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abstract Martha Nussbaum's Hiding from Humanity, links the philosophical understanding of emotion with important issues in ethics, law and political philosophy, and engages with empirical material in a manner that provides a model for open and practically oriented moral philosophy. Here I explore four areas in which I believe the discussion now nee...
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Mikel Burley challenges that my essay, “Philosophy, Death and Immortality,” in which I discussed the views of Dewi Phillips, fails to establish the case for a realist treatment of claims about the resurrection of Jesus and the general resurrection of human beings. I respond to these criticisms by again distinguishing between the analysis of the sen...
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Dewi Phillips was an insightful practitioner of a philosophical method of cultural phenomenology focused upon word and deed. His interests and outlook also brought him close to the concerns of some post-Kantian theologians, such as Schleiermacher. The present essay observes a link between their treatments of the nature and significance of the idea...

Citations

... Even if reciprocity provides little additional motivational resources in this context, perceiving distant others as active agents may lead to more robust forms of sentimental identification. This is because a capacity for agency is typically an important feature in the self-understandings of the globally affluent (Haldane 2008), 1 and perceiving distant others as fellow agents, rather than just passive victims, can plausibly provide an additional source of identification. However, fully pursuing this line of argument requires empirical research beyond the scope of the paper; therefore, I will instead offer two reasons why recognising individuals facing global poverty as active agents is especially important for motivating support for political strategies to address global poverty. ...
... a nomological generalisation, as the expression of active and passive powers, or 'free-standingly'. One issue for that view is how to handle the occurrence of an effect due to causal privation (Haldane 2007) but this may not be thought to cast doubt upon the idea that causality is a unitary phenomenon, but only to require some adjustment to the initial thought that the immediate terms of causal relations are positive occurrences. ...
... For criticism of Phillips along these lines, seeHaldane (2008Haldane ( , 2010. For further discussion, seeBurley (2012, ch. ...