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A Defense of Simulated Experience: New Noble Lies

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2019.08.10 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Mark Silcox, A Defense of Simulated Experience: New Noble Lies, Routledge, 2019, 155pp., $140.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780367077532. Mark Silcox's short but wide-ranging book defends a novel account of the nature and value of simulated experience. The first half (Chapters 1 and 2) aims to define simulated experience and provide 'a partial survey of some of the most interesting and controversial varieties' (40). A two-page Interlude then contends that because no 'absolutely uncontroversial' descriptive definition exists, simulated experiences are better understood as normative kinds united by 'a very distinctive normative character' (4). The second half (Chapters 3 and 4) aims to specify that normative character and how it should inform political theory and practice. Chapter 3 argues that The most fundamental, defining feature shared by all simulated experiences . . . is that political actors have a special... Read More

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