Public Philosophy

I believe that everyone is at least a little bit of a philosopher.  Sure, not everyone dresses up their thoughts in technical language, but everyone has beliefs about what is ethical to do, or what exists in the universe, or what happiness is.  Thus I believe it is important to engage people in philosophical conversation outside the boundaries of academia; that is my commitment to public philosophy.


Are you allowed to augment my reality?

  • LSE Business Review, August 22, 2019

Bodies printed on demand

  • The Times Literary Supplement, November 18, 2016

Ethically, must game designers respond to all player requests?

  • The Conversation, July 20, 2016


Podcast: Neely on Augmented Reality

  • Philosophical Disquisitions, Episode 58, April 2019

Podcast: Twinkle Ponies – with Erica Neely on Ethics of Lootboxes

  • Not Just a Game, Episode 14, October 2018

Education Roundup: ONU faculty member publishes paper

  • Lima News, November 9, 2016

Interview: Pokémon Go Craze Benefits

  • Noon Edition, WLIO, September 7, 2016

Ohio Northern professors study benefits of Pokémon Go

  • Lima News, September 3, 2016 (Print version September 4, 2016)

Interview: Video Game Ethics

  • All Sides with Ann Fisher, WOSU, July 26, 2016

Public Outreach at Science Fiction Conventions

Presentation, “Choose Your Own Morality: Using Video Games to Promote Moral Reflection”: MARCON, May 2018

Panelist, “Is Gaming Addiction Real?”: Windycon, November 2017

Presentation, “No Player is Ideal: Why Video Game Designers Cannot Ethically Ignore Players’ Real-World Identities”: MARCON, May 2017

Presentation, “Video Games, Power, and Social Responsibility”: MARCON, May 2017

Panelist, “Empowering Women to be Comfortable in Gaming”: MARCON, May 2015

Panelist, “Girls & Gaming”: MARCON, May 2015

Panelist, “Visions of Freedom in a Science Fiction Future”: MARCON, May 2015

Chair and Panelist, “Explore the Philosophical Side of Science Fiction”: Chicon 7, August 2012

Panelist, “The Role of Science Fiction for Teaching Critical Thinking”: Chicon 7, August 2012

Chair and Panelist, “Ethics and Video Games”: MARCON, April 2012

Chair and Panelist, “The Nature of Consciousness”: Confluence, July 2006