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‘Synthetic blood’: Entangling politics and biology (2019)
Journal Article
Kent, J., & Meacham, D. (2019). ‘Synthetic blood’: Entangling politics and biology. Body and Society, 25(2), 28-55. https://doi.org/10.1177/1357034X18822076

It is increasingly suggested that shortages in the supply chain for human blood could be met by the development of techniques to manufacture human blood ex vivo. These techniques fall broadly under the umbrella of Synthetic Biology. We examine the bi... Read More about ‘Synthetic blood’: Entangling politics and biology.

The Over-Extended Mind? Pink Noise and the Ethics of Interaction-Dominant Systems (2018)
Journal Article
Meacham, D., & Prado Casanova, M. (2018). The Over-Extended Mind? Pink Noise and the Ethics of Interaction-Dominant Systems. NanoEthics, 12(3), 269-281. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11569-018-0325-x

© 2018, The Author(s). There is a growing recognition within cognitive enhancement and neuroethics debates of the need for greater emphasis on cognitive artefacts. This paper aims to contribute to this broadening and expansion of the cognitive-enhanc... Read More about The Over-Extended Mind? Pink Noise and the Ethics of Interaction-Dominant Systems.

Preface (2017)
Journal Article
Meacham, D., & Studley, M. (2017). Preface. https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780190652951.001.0001

In this chapter, we ask if care robots can care. The standard and indeed intuitive response to such a question is no. This response is premised on the argument that care requires internal cognitive and emotional states that robots lack. We explore ar... Read More about Preface.

How low can you go? Bioenactivism, cognitive biology and Umwelt ontology (2016)
Journal Article
Meacham, D. (2016). How low can you go? Bioenactivism, cognitive biology and Umwelt ontology. Humana.Mente: Journal of Philosophical Studies, 9(31), 73-95

The viability of enactivist philosophy in providing descriptions of biological phenomena (bioenactivism) across the phylogenetic spectrum relies in large part on the scalability of its central concepts, i.e. whether they remain operative at varying l... Read More about How low can you go? Bioenactivism, cognitive biology and Umwelt ontology.

Thinking after Europe: Jan Patočka and Politics (2016)
Book
Tava, F., & Meacham, D. E. (2016). F. Tava, & D. E. Meacham (Eds.). Thinking after Europe: Jan Patočka and Politics. London, New York: Rowman & Littlefield International

Jan Patočka, perhaps more so than any other philosopher in the twentieth century, managed to combine intense philosophical insight with a farsighted analysis of the idea and challenges facing Europe as a historical, cultural and political signifier.... Read More about Thinking after Europe: Jan Patočka and Politics.

European institutions? (2016)
Journal Article
Meacham, D., & Meacham, D. E. (2016). European institutions?. Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology, 47(3), 226-241. https://doi.org/10.1080/00071773.2016.1180853

© 2016 The British Society for Phenomenology. The aim of this article is to sketch a phenomenological theory of political institutions and to apply it to some objections and questions raised by Pierre Manent about the project of the European Union an... Read More about European institutions?.

Biologism and supercivilisation (2016)
Book Chapter
Meacham, D. E. (2016). Biologism and supercivilisation. In F. Tava, & D. E. Meacham (Eds.), Thinking After Europe: Jan Patočka and PoliticsRowman and Littlefield International

Towards the end of one of his last texts, “The Schema of History” (Das Geschichtsschema, written in German between 1975 and 1976), Patočka poses a question that orients much of his late thought on the concepts of “post-Europe,” the “solidarity of the... Read More about Biologism and supercivilisation.

The Relationship between the Physical and the Moral in Man (2016)
Book
Maine de Biran, F., Meacham, D. E., & Spadola, J. (2016). D. E. Meacham, & J. Spadola (Eds.), The Relationship between the Physical and the Moral in Man. Bloomsbury

Frequently referred to as the 'French Kant', Maine de Biran was dubbed the greatest French metaphysician since Descartes by Henri Bergson. His philosophical vocabulary and key concepts still play an undeniably central role in contemporary continen... Read More about The Relationship between the Physical and the Moral in Man.

The right to be impaired and the legacy of eugenics: A critical reading of the UN convention on ‘disability’ rights (2015)
Book Chapter
van den Anker, C. (2015). The right to be impaired and the legacy of eugenics: A critical reading of the UN convention on ‘disability’ rights. In D. E. Meacham (Ed.), Medicine and Society, New Continental PerspectivesSpringer

This chapter traces the ongoing effects of eugenics on discourses of ‘disability’, analysing in particular the 2006 UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. I use the sociological methodology of grounded theory-building based on live... Read More about The right to be impaired and the legacy of eugenics: A critical reading of the UN convention on ‘disability’ rights.

Of (auto-)immune life: Derrida, Esposito, Agamben (2015)
Book Chapter
Lewis, M. (2015). Of (auto-)immune life: Derrida, Esposito, Agamben. In D. E. Meacham (Ed.), Medicine and Society, New Perspectives in Continental PhilosophySpringer

Chapter: https://www.academia.edu/3776661/Of_Auto-_Immune_Life_Derrida_Esposito_Agamben_draft_of_a_text_to_be_published_in_a_volume_entitled_Medicine_and_Society_edited_by_D._Meacham_

The subject of enhancement: Augmented capacities, extended cognition and delicate ecologies of the mind (2015)
Journal Article
Meacham, D. E. (2015). The subject of enhancement: Augmented capacities, extended cognition and delicate ecologies of the mind. New Bioethics, 21(1), 5-19

This paper argues for an inflationary and capacity-relative understanding of human enhancement technology. In doing so it echoes the approach followed by Buchanan (2011a, 2011b). Particular emphasis is placed on the point that capacities themselves a... Read More about The subject of enhancement: Augmented capacities, extended cognition and delicate ecologies of the mind.

Il y a du soin dans l’air: Robots soignants et environnements de soin (2015)
Journal Article
Meacham, D. E., & Studley, M. (2015). Il y a du soin dans l’air: Robots soignants et environnements de soin. https://doi.org/10.3917/mult.058.0173

In this article we examine the possible challenges facing the use of the concept of « care » or « taking care », when the carer is an autonomous robot, what we call an « artificial medical care agent ». In other words, we ask if robots can care. Agai... Read More about Il y a du soin dans l’air: Robots soignants et environnements de soin.

Sense and life: Merleau-Ponty’s philosophy of nature and evolutionary biology (2015)
Journal Article
Meacham, D. E. (2015). Sense and life: Merleau-Ponty’s philosophy of nature and evolutionary biology

The article addresses Merleau-Ponty's later philosophy of nature in relation to two of its central operating concepts, behaviour and latency. It then examines some contemporary arguments for an extended evolutionary synthesis from the perspective of... Read More about Sense and life: Merleau-Ponty’s philosophy of nature and evolutionary biology.

Empathy and alteration: The ethical relevance of a phenomenological species concept (2014)
Journal Article
Meacham, D., & Meacham, D. E. (2014). Empathy and alteration: The ethical relevance of a phenomenological species concept. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, 39(5), 543-564. https://doi.org/10.1093/jmp/jhu030

© The Author 2014. Published by Oxford University Press, on behalf of the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy Inc. All rights reserved. The debate over the ethics of radically, technologically altering the capacities and traditional form of the human... Read More about Empathy and alteration: The ethical relevance of a phenomenological species concept.

Should students take smart drugs (2013)
Journal Article
Meacham, D. E. (2013). Should students take smart drugs. Philosopher's Magazine, 62(3), 85-91

Darian Meacham picks through the facts and argues that an investigation of human flourishing must play a role in the debate over the ethics of using 'smart drugs'.

What goes without saying: Husserl's concept of style (2013)
Journal Article
Meacham, D., & Meacham, D. E. (2013). What goes without saying: Husserl's concept of style. Research in Phenomenology, 43(1), 3-26. https://doi.org/10.1163/15691640-12341241

The idea of "style" emerges at several important points throughout Husserl's oeuvre: in the second part of the Crisis of the European Sciences, the lectures on intersubjectivity published in Husserliana XV, and in the analyses of transcendental chara... Read More about What goes without saying: Husserl's concept of style.

Biology, the empathic science (2013)
Journal Article
Meacham, D. E. (2013). Biology, the empathic science. Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology, 44(1), 10-15


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