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Mark Silcox, Ph.D.
Education and Certifications
Ph.D., Philosophy, The Ohio State University, 2002.
M.A., Philosophy, University of Toronto, 1993.
B.A., Philosophy and English, University of Toronto, 1992.
Research, Published Work, and Scholarly Activities
A Defense of Simulated Experience: New Noble Lies, Routledge (January 2019)
Philosophy through Video Games (with Jon Cogburn), Routledge (December, 2008)
Experience Machines: The Philosophy of Virtual Worlds, Rowman and Littlefield International (July, 2017)
Dungeons & Dragons and Philosophy: Raiding the Temple of Wisdom (with Jon Cogburn), Open Court (September, 2012)
Some Recent Publications
“The Transition into Virtual Reality” in Disputatio (forthcoming)
“The Many Faces of Gossip in Emma” (with Heidi Silcox) in Oxford Studies in Philosophy and Literature: Jane Austen’s Emma, Ed. Eva Dadlez, Oxford University Press (November, 2018)
“Agonistic Moralism,” in Contemporary Aesthetics (September, 2018)
“Video Games and the ‘Theater of Love’” in The Aesthetics of Video Games, Eds. Grant Tavinor and Jonathan Robson (March, 2018)
- PHIL 1113: Introduction to Philosophy
- PHIL 3163: Contemporary Philosophy
- PHIL 3103: Ethical Theory
- PHIL 3303: Metaphysics
- PHIL 3733: Philosophy of Language
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