Tom Grimwood

Base

Country

United Kingdom

Institutional affiliation

University of Cumbria

Title

Associate Professor in Social Philosophy

Research interests relevant to game philosophy

I work in the fields of cultural hermeneutics, rhetoric and continental philosophy, and am particularly interested in the interplay between image and process in the medium of computer games – this allows insights into areas of culture which is distinctive from other media.

Publications and presentations relevant to game philosophy

Grimwood, T. and Miller, P. ‘Darkness Visible: The Motifs of ‘Heroic Insanity’ in Video Games’ Making Sense of Madness conference, Oxford, 17th-19th September 2013

Grimwood, T. (2018). ‘Procedural Monsters: Rhetoric, Commonplace and “Heroic Madness” in Video Games.’ Journal for Cultural Research, 22:3, pp.310-324. https://doi.org/10.1080/14797585.2018.1553672

Grimwood, T. (2021). The Shock of the Same: An Anti-Philosophy of Clichés. London: Rowman and Littlefield International

Keywords

Hermeneutics, demonology, cliche, rhetoric, irony

Name

Tom Grimwood

Background

Philosophy, literary and cultural theory, social science