Rami Ali

Base

Country

Lebanon

Institutional affiliation

Lebanese American University

Title

Assistant Professor

Research interests relevant to game philosophy

I have two main interests in the area of game philosophy. The first focuses on what video games are. Some questions I particularly find interesting in this area concern the relationship between the game player and her in-game character; different types of games and their minimal conditions; and in what ways games are or are not art.
My second interest is in understanding the 'real-world' significance of games, and the virtual acts performed in them (and in other digital contexts). Two questions that particularly interest me in this area concern the extent to which games provide a new type of freedom, and the extent to which participants in virtual worlds can and should be held accountable for their virtual actions.

Publications and presentations relevant to game philosophy

Presentations:
“A New Solution to the Gamer’s Dilemma”,
The 8th Philosophy of Computer Games Conference – Freedom in Play, at Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey (November 2014)

Keywords

avatars; virtual acts; play; art; ethics

Name

Rami Ali

Background

Philosophy