Research

You can find a list of publications below, and you can get more information on my three main strands of philosophical research by clicking through.

Publications - Philosophy

Articles:

Wildman, N. and McDonnell, N. (2020) The puzzle of virtual theft. Analysis, (Early access)

McDonnell, N. (2019) The non-occurrence of events. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 99(2), pp. 269-285. (doi: 10.1111/phpr.12476)

McDonnell, N. and Wildman, N. (2019) Virtual reality: digital or fictional? Disputatio, (Accepted for Publication)

McDonnell, N. (2018) Making a contribution and making a difference. American Philosophical Quarterly, 55(3), pp. 303-312.

McDonnell, N. (2018) Transitivity and proportionality in causation. Synthese, 195(3), pp. 1211-1229. (doi:10.1007/s11229-016-1263-1)

McDonnell, N. (2017) Causal exclusion and the limits of proportionality. Philosophical Studies, 174(6), pp. 1459-1474. (doi:10.1007/s11098-016-0767-3)

McDonnell, N. (2016) Events and their counterparts. Philosophical Studies, 173(5), pp. 1291-1308. (doi:10.1007/s11098-015-0547-5)

McDonnell, N. (2015) The deviance in deviant causal chains. Thought: A Journal of Philosophy, 4(3), pp. 162-170. (doi:10.1002/tht3.169)

Book Chapters:

McDonnell, N. (2019) Immersive technology and medical visualisation: a user's guide. In: Rea, P. (ed.) Biomedical Visualisation. Series: Advances in experimental medicine and biology. Springer. (Accepted for Publication)

Book Reviews:

McDonnell, N. (2018) 'Making a Difference', edited by Helen Beebee, Huw Price and Christopher Hitchcock, OUP, 2017, Pp.352, Price h/b £55.00. Philosophical Quarterly, [Book Review] (Accepted for Publication)

Public:

Carter, J. Adam & McDonnell, Neil (2018). Welcome to the Machine. The Philosophers' Magazine 81:33-39.

PhD:

McDonnell, Neil (2015). Counterfactuals and counterparts: defending a neo-Humean theory of causation. Dissertation, Macquarie University and University of Glasgow

Publications - Other

Articles:

Savickaite, S., McNaughton, K., Gaillard, E., Amaya, J., McDonnell, N. , Millington, E. and Simmons, D. R. (2022) Exploratory study on the use of HMD virtual reality to investigate individual differences in visual processing styles. Journal of Enabling Technologies, 16(1), pp. 48-69. (doi: 10.1108/JET-06-2021-0028)

Conferences:

Donald, C. , Veitch, N. , Edmond, A., Marks, L., Kirkwood, N., Carman, C. , McDonnell, N. and Macpherson, F. (2021) The Impact of Using Virtual Reality Lessons to Teach Online. Evolving Molecular Bioscience Education, 27-28 May 2021.

Johnstone, R., Williamson, J., McDonnell, N. When Virtuality Surpasses Reality: Possible Futures of Ubiquitous XR, Alt.Chi 2022

Book Chapters:

McDonnell, N. (2019) Immersive technology and medical visualisation: a user's guide. In: Rea, P. (ed.) Biomedical Visualisation. Series: Advances in experimental medicine and biology. Springer. (Accepted for Publication)

Guides:

McDonnell, N (forthcoming) An Introduction to Extended Reality for Social Science Research, SAGE Publishing.

Public:

McDonnell, N. (2020) VR By Proxy, Media & Learning.

McDonnell, N. (2021) Immersive tech in teaching and learning: first steps into the metaverse. Times Higher Education.

McDonnell, N. (2022) The metaverse will change everything - including academic research. Times Higher Education.