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Professor Wayne Martin

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School of Philosophy and Art History
Professor Wayne Martin
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Biography

Wayne Martin studied philosophy both in the UK and in the USA and taught for twelve years at the University of California, San Diego, before coming to Essex in 2005. He is the Director of The Essex Autonomy Project, a research and public policy initiative which aims to clarify the ideal of self-determination, with particular attention to the vocations of care (healthcare, eldercare, psychiatric care, etc.). He currently leads a workstream associated with the Wellcome-funded Mental Health and Justiceresearch project. The research will focus on the clinical concept of patient insight and its significance in legal proceedings which impact upon patient autonomy and human rights. Martin's philosophical interests are diverse. He has worked extensively on philosophical issues from the post-Kantian idealist tradition and phenomenology; he has published one book of Fichte and another on the phenomenology of judgement, and has published articles on the history of symbolic logic, Dutch Still Life painting, Stoicism, deontic logic and the paintings of Lucas Cranach the Elder. He was the founding Head of the School of Philosophy and Art History (2010-2013), is a past General Editor of Inquiryand past Series Editor ofModern European Philosophy, the monograph series published by Cambridge University Press. Current projects include a co-authored clinical paper on deliberative temporality in manic episodes, a paper on the ex-voto retablo tradition in Mexican Folk Art, and a long-simmering book project on the history of self-consciousness.

Qualifications

  • BA Cambridge

  • PhD Berkeley

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Philosophy of Psychiatry

Phenomenology (esp Hume, Husserl, Heidegger, Th Lipps, Løgstrup)

Kant and post-Kantian idealism (esp Fichte)

The history and philosophy of logic

Philosophy and painting

Self-Consciousness

Autonomy and the Regulation of Care

Political Philosophy

Will, Agency and Contract

Current research

The Essex Autonomy Project

Mental Health and Justice

Conferences and presentations

2017York University: Fichtes Creuzer Review and the Transformation of the Problem of Free Will

2017Warwick University: Objectivity, Mental Health and Human Rights

2017Aarhus University (Denmark): Luthers Will

2017University of Essex Minicourse: Self-Consciousness: An Alternate History (Three Public Lectures)

2017Wake Forest University (USA): Fake News?: Why is Dan Dennett Telling the Media that he Refuted Bert Dreyfus on AI? (co-authored with Dylan Williams).

2017Sogang University (South Korea): Fichtes Creuzer Review and the Transformation of the Problem of Free Will

2017Knowledge For Use Project (Durham/London School of Economics): Heterogeneous Evidence and the Exercise of Judgment

2017Society for Phenomenology and Analytic Philosophy (Seattle): Transcendental Phenomenology, Human Rights, and the Sharp End of the Law

2017American Philosophical Association (Pacific Division): Four Questions about Fichtes Deductive Strategy: A Reply to Anthony Bruno

2017Kings College London Colloquium in Philosophy and Medicine: Manic Temporality

2017American Society for Existential Philosophy (University of California at Berkeley): Manic Temporality

2016Leiden University Workshop on The Faces of Judgement: The Antinomy of Judgement, Delusion, and Twelve Angry Men

2016Leiden University Practical Philosophy Colloquium: Fichtes Creuzer Review and the Transformation of the Problem of Free Will

2016Sabanci University (Istanbul): These Ridiculous Recent Controversies Concerning Freedom: Fichtes Transformation of the Problem of Free Will (cancelled).

2016University of Tübingen Summer School: Fichtes Creuzer Review and the Transformation of the Problem of Free Will

2016Hebrew University of Jerusalem: The Antinomy of Judgement, Delusion, and Twelve Angry Men

2016The Open Society Foundation Conference on Legal Capacity: Three Concepts of Will.

2016American Society for Existential Philosophy (Franklin and Marshall College): The Work of Confession and the Work of Art (with reference to a stolen ex-voto retablo)

2016University of Essex: The Work of Confession and the Work of Art (with reference to a stolen ex-voto retablo)

2015 Hebrew University of Jerusalem: Self-Positing and Gambit Normativity

2015 International Congress on Bioethics (Barcelona); Philosophy and Mental Health

2015 University of Sussex Graduate Conference: The Work of Confession and the Work of Art (with reference to a stolen ex-voto retablo)

2015 University of Essex International Graduate Conference: The Antinomy of Judgement, Delusion, and Twelve Angry Men

2015 Lyon University (France): The CRPD in France

2015 Court of Protection Practitioners Association (Leeds): Reforming the Best-Interest Framework: Lessons from Three UK Jurisdictions.

2015 British Association of Brain Injury Case Managers: Managing Brain Injury in Compliance with the CRPD.

2015 Public Guardianship Four Jurisdictions Conference (Edinburgh): Compliance with the CRPD: Challenges and Opportunities

2014 Court of Protection Practitioners Association (Manchester): Is the MCA Compliant with the CRPD (and if not, what next?)

2014 University of Frankfurt, The Antinomy of Judgement, Delusion, and Twelve Angry Men

2014 Oxford University, Post-Kantian European Philosophy Seminar: Fichtes Transcendental Deduction of Private Property

2014 New York German Idealism Workshop: Fichtes Transcendental Deduction of Private Property

2014 School of Health and Human Sciences, University of Essex: Shared Decision-Making and Distributed Mental Capacity

2014 Sabanci University (Turkey), The Phenomenology of Decision-Making under Conditions of Psychiatric Disorder.

2014 University of New Mexico, The Phenomenology of Decision-Making under Conditions of Psychiatric Disorder

2013 Essex Human Rights Centre: E & L and Wilgefortis: Autonomy and Mental Capacity at the End of Life

2013 Oxford University, Symposium on A.W. Moores Making Sense of Things: Fichtes Wild Metaphysical Yarn

2013 The University of Amsterdam: Phenomenology and the Experience of Refusal in Anorexia Nervosa

2013 British Society for the History of Philosophy (York): The Semantics of Dasein and the Modality of Being and Time

2013 Society for Existential Philosophy (Berkeley): Hyperautonomy 1: Assessing Autonomy and Capacity in Anorexia Nervosa

2013 University College London (Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre): Autonomy, Distributed Capacity and Consent

2013 Istituto per il Lessico Intellettuale Europeo e la Storia delle Idee (Rome): Pragmatic Space

2012 Oxford University, Moral Philosophy Seminar: Antinomies of Autonomy

2012 Peking University (Beijing University), Beijing, China: Antinomies of Autonomy

2012 Jilin University, Changchun, China: Fichtes Jena Project (ten lectures)

2012 Avalon Ward (NHS): Mental Capacity, Value Neutrality and the Challenge of Hyperautonomy

2012 Centre for Excellence in Philosophy (Bucharest): Ubi inletabilitas ibi virtus

2012 University of Hertfordshire: Antinomies of Autonomy, Ubi inletabilitas ibi virtus (two lectures)

2012 Forum for European Philosophy (Oxford): Ubi inletabilitas ibi virtus

2012 UCD/Trinity College Postgraduate Conference, keynote speaker: Antinomies of Autonomy

2012 University College, Dublin, Infinite Moral Demands and the Problem of Moral Despair

Teaching and supervision

  • Human Rights: Theories and Applications (HU901)

  • Research on German Idealism (PY451)

Publications

Journal articles (26)

Martin, WM., (2018). Fichte's Creuzer Review and the Transformation of the of Free Will Problem. European Journal of Philosophy. 26 (2), 717-729

Martin, W., Gergel, T. and Owen, GS., (2018). Manic Temporality. Philosophical Psychology

Owen, G., Freyenhagen, F. and Martin, WM., (2018). Assessing Decision-Making Capacity after Brain Injury: A Phenomenological Approach. Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychology. 25 (1), 1-19

Owen, G., Freyenhagen, F. and Martin, WM., (2018). Authenticity, Insight and Impaired Decision-Making Capacity in Acquired Brain Injury. Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychology. 25 (1), 29-32

Owen, GS., Freyenhagen, F., Martin, W. and David, AS., (2017). Clinical assessment of decision-making capacity in acquired brain injury with personality change. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. 27 (1), 133-148

Martin, WM., (2017). Human Rights and Human Experience in Eating Disorders. Journal of Psychosocial Studies. 10 (2), 111-121

Martin, W., (2017). Obstacles in the assessment of intuitive decision-making capacity. Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychology. 24 (4), 329-331

Martin, W., (2015). The MCA Under Scrutiny: Meeting the Challenges of CRPD Compliance. Elder Law Journal. 5 (1)

Owen, GS., Freyenhagen, F., Hotopf, M. and Martin, W., (2015). Temporal inabilities and decision-making capacity in depression. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences. 14 (1), 163-182

Martin, W., (2015). Fichte’s Wild Metaphysical Yarn. Philosophical Topics. 43 (1), 87-96

Martin, W., (2013). Antinomies of Autonomy: German Idealism and English Mental Health Law. Internationales Jahrbuch des Deutschen Idealismus/International Yearbook of German Idealism. 9 (2011), 191-213

Owen, GS., Szmukler, G., Richardson, G., David, AS., Raymont, V., Freyenhagen, F., Martin, W. and Hotopf, M., (2013). Decision-making capacity for treatment in psychiatric and medical in-patients: Cross-sectional, comparative study. British Journal of Psychiatry. 203 (06), 461-467

Martin, W. and Hickerson, R., (2013). Mental capacity and the applied phenomenology of judgement. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences. 12 (1), 195-214

Martin, W., Freyenhagen, F., Hall, E., O'Shea, T., Szerletics, A. and Ashley, VL., (2012). An unblinkered view of best interests. BMJ. 345 (dec05), creators-Freyenhagen=3AFabian=3A=3A

Martin, W. and Bjørkdahl, K., (2011). Arne Dekke Eide Naess. Inquiry. 54 (1), 1-1

Martin, W., (2010). Hegel and the Philosophy of Food. Journal of Moral Philosophy. 7 (2), 279-290

Martin, W., (2009). Ought but Cannot. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society. 109 (1pt2), 103-128

Martin, W., (2009). Review of Frederick Neuhouser, 'Rousseau's Theodicy of Self-Love: Evil, Rationality, and the Drive for Recognition'. Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

Martin, WM., (2008). Transcendental Philosophy and Atheism. European Journal of Philosophy. 16 (1), 109-130

Martin, W., (2007). In Defense Of Bad Infinity: A Fichtean Response To Hegel's Differenzschrift. Hegel Bulletin. 28 (1-2), 168-187

Martin, WM., (2006). Tales of the Mighty Dead: Historical Essays in the Metaphysics of Intentionality. Philosophical Review. 115 (3), 395-398

Martin, W., (2003). The Judgment Stroke and the Truth Predicate: Frege, Heidegger, and the Logical Representation of Judgment. New Yearbook for Phenomenology and Phenomenological Philosophy. III, 27-52

Martin, W., (2003). Nothing More or Less than Logic: General Logic, Transcendental Philosophy, and Kant?s Denunciation of Fichte?s Wissenschaftslehre. Topoi. 22 (1), 29-39

Martin, WM., (2001). Claesz in the Window. Inquiry. 44 (4), 481-499

Martin, W., (1999). Husserl's Relapse? Concerning a Fregean Challenge to Phenomenology. Inquiry. 42 (3-4), 343-369

Martin, W., (1992). Fichte's Anti-Dogmatism. Ratio. 5 (2), 129-146

Books (2)

Martin, WM., (2006). Theories of judgment: Psychology, Logic, phenomenology. 9780511487613

Martin, W., (1997). Idealism and Objectivity: Understanding Fichte's Jena Project. Stanford University Press. 9780804730006

Book chapters (15)

Martin, WM., Violent States and Existential-Therapeutic Work in Mexican Ex-Voto Painting. In: Violent States and Creative States: From the Global to the Individual. Editors: Adlam, J., Kluttig, T. and Lee, B., . Jessica Kingsley

Martin, WM., (2017). Løgstrup's Unfulfillable Demand. In: What is Ethically Demanded: K.E. Løgstrup’s Philosophy of Moral Life. Editors: Stern, R. and Fink, H., . University of Notre Dame Press. 325- 347. 0268101876. 978-0-268-10185-5

Martin, W., (2016). Fichte's transcendental deduction of private property. In: Fichte's Foundations of Natural Right: A Critical Guide. Editors: Gottlieb, G., . Cambridge University Press

Martin, W., (2016). From Kant to Fichte. In: The Cambridge Companion to Fichte. Editors: James, D. and Zöller, G., . Cambridge University Press

Martin, W., (2015). Fichtes transzendentale Phänomenologie der Tätigkeit : Kommentar zu Fichtes Einleitung in die Sittenlehre. In: Fichte: System der Sittenlehre: ein Kooperativer Kommentar. Editors: Merle, J. and Schmidt, A., . Klostermann. 21- 38. 9783465039129

Martin, WM., (2015). Stoic Transcendentalism and the Doctrine of Oikeiosis. In: The Transcendental Turn. 9780191792403

Martin, W., (2014). Fichte?s Theory of Pragmatic Space. In: Locus-Spatium XIV Colloquio Internazionale (Roma, 3-5 Gennaio 2013). Editors: Veneziani, M. and Giovannozzi, D., . Istituto per il Lessico Intellettuale Europeo e la Storia delle Idee. 9788822263087

Martin, W., (2013). The Dialectic of Judgment and The Vocation of Man. In: Fichte's Vocation of Man - New Interpretive and Critical Essays. Editors: Breazeale, D. and Rockmore, T., . State University of New York Press. 127- 144. 978-1-4384-4765-0

Martin, W., (2013). Theodor Lipps and the Psycho-Logical Theory of Judgement. In: Judgement and Truth in Early Analytic Philosophy and Phenomenology. Editors: Textor, M., . Palgrave Macmillan. 9- 35. 978-1-349-44929-3

Martin, W., (2013). The semantics of dasein and the modality of Being and Time. In: The Cambridge Companion to Heidegger's 'Being and Time'. Editors: Wrathall, MA., . Cambridge University Press. 100- 128. 9780521895958

Martin, W., (2011). The Judgment of Adam: Self-Consciousness and Normative Orientation in Lucas Cranach?s Eden. In: Art and Phenomenology. Editors: Parry, J., . Routledge. 105- 137. 0203833945. 9780415774499

Martin, WM., (2010). Fichte's Logical Legacy: Thetic Judgment from the Wissenschaftslehre to Brentano. In: Fichte and the Phenomenological Tradition. 379- 405. 9783110245295

Martin, WM., (2010). Husserl and the Logic of Consciousness. In: Phenomenology and Philosophy of Mind. 9780191709951

Martin, WM., (2008). Descartes and the Phenomenological Tradition. In: A Companion to Descartes. 496- 512. 9781405121545

Martin, WM., (2007). Bubbles and Skulls: the Phenomenology of Self-Consciousness in Dutch Still-Life Painting. In: A Companion to Phenomenology and Existentialism. 559- 584. 1405110775

Grants and funding

2016

IAA - SPAH Research - Managed by REO

Economic & Social Research Council

Mental Health and Justice

Wellcome Trust

2015

UK Preparation for the UN CRPD Engagement Process: A Three-Jurisdiction Approach

Arts And Humanities Research Council

UK Preparation for the UN CRPD Engagement Process: A Three-Jurisdiction Approach

Arts And Humanities Research Council

2014

Achieving UNCRPD Compliance

Arts And Humanities Research Council

2013

Fitness to Plead: A Conceptual and Empirical Study

Wellcome Trust

2012

Time & decision-making: a study of fluctuating mental capacity and anticpatory decision-making

Kings College

2011

Contested Autonomy

Arts And Humanities Research Council

2009

Deciding for Oneself: Autonomous Judgement

Arts And Humanities Research Council

A phenmenological study of decision making

Wellcome Trust

Contact

wmartin@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 873405

Location:

5B.115, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

See office door