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The algorithmic disruption of workplace solidarity: Phenomenology and the future of work question (2021)
Journal Article
Meacham, D., & Tava, F. (2021). The algorithmic disruption of workplace solidarity: Phenomenology and the future of work question. Philosophy Today, 65(3), 571-598. https://doi.org/10.5840/philtoday2021519408

This paper examines, both historically and conceptually the development and technological mediation of the concept of solidarity. We argue for both an emphasis on the workplace as the locus of solidarity relations and for a phenomenological approach... Read More about The algorithmic disruption of workplace solidarity: Phenomenology and the future of work question.

Exploring the borderlands of solidarity: Europe and the refugee question (2021)
Book Chapter
Cole, P. (2021). Exploring the borderlands of solidarity: Europe and the refugee question. In D. Meacham, & N. de Warren (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy in Europe. Routledge

This paper examines the concept of solidarity employed by activists in Greece working with asylum seekers and other migrants, and asks whether the ideas of solidarity that have emerged from this activism can tell us something about the theoretical co... Read More about Exploring the borderlands of solidarity: Europe and the refugee question.

Epoché and institution: The fundamental tension in Jan Patočka’s phenomenology (2020)
Journal Article
Meacham, D., & Tava, F. (in press). Epoché and institution: The fundamental tension in Jan Patočka’s phenomenology. Studies in East European Thought, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11212-020-09398-8

This article examines the relation between two key, but seemingly opposed concepts in Jan Patočka’s thought: epoché and the concrete institutional polis. In doing so it attempts to elucidate the inextricable relation between phenomenology and politic... Read More about Epoché and institution: The fundamental tension in Jan Patočka’s phenomenology.

BrisSynBio Art-Science Dossier (2020)
Journal Article
Fannin, M., Connor, K., Roden, D., & Meacham, D. (2020). BrisSynBio Art-Science Dossier. NanoEthics, 14(1), 27-41. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11569-020-00368-2

© 2020, The Author(s). Finding avenues for collaboration and engagement between the arts and the sciences (natural and social) was a central theme of investigation for the Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) and Public Engagement programme at B... Read More about BrisSynBio Art-Science Dossier.

‘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.

Could a Robot Care? It’s All in the Movement (2017)
Book Chapter
Meacham, D., & Studley, M. (2017). Could a Robot Care? It’s All in the Movement. In P. Lin, K. Abney, & R. Jenkins (Eds.), In Robot Ethics 2.0: From Autonomous Cars to Artificial Intelligence. Oxford University Press (OUP). https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780190652951.003.0007

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 Could a Robot Care? It’s All in the Movement.

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.

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. London: 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.

Thinking after Europe: Jan Patočka and Politics (2016)
Book
Tava, F., & Meacham, D. E. (Eds.). (2016). 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 Politics. Rowman 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 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 Perspectives. Dordrecht: Springer

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 Philosophy. New York: Springer

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.