Public Philosophy

I wrote a Manifesto for Public Philosophy. It’s about what philosophers — institutionally and individually — need to do to support public philosophy. And why it’s so deadly important.

I’m also Assistant Editor at Aesthetics for Birdsa philosophy of art blog.

Social epistemology

Why We Call Things ‘Porn’ (New York Times)

Escape the Echo Chamber (Aeon Magazine)

Why Games are Good but Gamification is Terrible (Conceptual Foundations of Conflict lecture)

Who Trains the Machine Artist? (Daily Nous)

The Gamification of Public Discourse (Royal Institute of Philosophy lecture)

How We Can Understand Ourselves Through Games (OUP)

Group-Strapping, Bubble, or Echo Chamber? (SERRC)

Am I in an Echo Chamber? (Open for Debate)

The politician philosopher (an interview with Matt Johnson, philosopher running for public office.)

Aesthetics

Art is a Game (Forum for Philosophy) (and in Turkish)

The Aesthetics of Rock Climbing (Philosopher’s Magazine)

What’s Missing From Cookbook Reviews  (AFB). 

A Rawlsian Theory of Food Culture (AFB).

Playing Games with History (AFB).

Algorithmic Satire (AFB). 

An Aesthetics of Games (American Society of Aesthetics Newsletter)

Podcast appearances

On gurus and seductive clarity (Decoding the Gurus podcast)

What’s in a game? (Philosophy Talk radio show/podcast)

Games: Agency as Art (New Books in Philosophy podcast)

Cheap talk (Escape the Void podcast episode, talking about clarity porn)

Echoes in the void (Escape the Void podcast episode, talking about echo chambers)

Food as Pop (Pretty Much Pop podcast episode)

Game on! Quantified motivation & value capture: things we don’t notice in online social life (The Disinformation Age)

On Public Philosophy

I was a panelist on the APA Webinar on Writing Philosophy for Public Audiences (video replay available for APA members)