Mark Silcox

Base

Country

USA

Institutional affiliation

University of Central Oklahoma

Title

Professor

Research interests relevant to game philosophy

I'm interested in the value of games considered very broadly, but especially in relation to aesthetics and political philosophy. I'm also especially fascinated very the question of what various styles of gameplay can reveal about the psychology of make-believe, pretense, self-deception, and dissociation. I'm a devout fan of the ideas of Bernard Suits and Kendall Walton.

Publications and presentations relevant to game philosophy

Philosophy through Video Games (with Jon Cogburn); Routledge, 2008
Raiding the Temple of Wisdom: Philosophy and Dungeons & Dragons (with Jon Cogburn); Open Court, 2012
Experience Machines: The Philosophy of Virtual Worlds; Rowman & Littlefield International, 2017.

Keywords

Video GAmes, experience Machine, Dungeons & Dragons

Name

Mark Silcox

Background

PhD., The Ohio State University