Articles and Chapters

Below are the journal articles and book chapters that have been written as part of this project so far. Stay tuned for further updates.  See also our comprehensive bibliography of philosophical works focused on grief.


Millar, B. & Richardson, L. (Accepted). 'Grief, smell, & the olfactory air of a person'. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly

Millar, B. (Accepted). 'Can animals grieve'. Ergo.

Ratcliffe, M. (2023). ‘Lonely Places and Lonely People’. Topoi. (online first)

Ratcliffe, M. (in press). ‘Loneliness, Grief, and the Lack of Belonging’. In L. Dolezal and D. Petherbridge, eds. Phenomenology of Belonging. Albany NY: SUNY Press.

Hughes, E. (2023). 'Loss, Loneliness, and the Question of Subjectivity in Old Age'. Topoi. (online first).

Millar, B. (2023). 'Grief's Impact on Sensorimotor Expectations: An Account of Non-Veridical Bereavement Experiences'. ​Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, 22, pp. 439–460.

Ratcliffe, M. (2023). 'Emotional sinking in'. Inquiry​. (online first)

Ratcliffe, M. and Richardson L. (2023) 'Grief over Non-Death Losses: A Phenomenological Perspective.' Passion: Journal of the European Philosophical Society for the Study of Emotions. 1(1), pp. 50–67.

Richardson, L. (2023). Absence experience in grief. European Journal of Philosophy, 31(1), pp. 163– 178.

Hughes, E. (2023) 'Grief, alienation, and the absolute alterity of death'. Philosophical Explorations, 61(1), pp. 61–65. 

Dolezal, L. & Ratcliffe, M. (2023). 'Emotions of the Pandemic: Phenomenological Perspectives' (editorial introduction). Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 22/5: 1023-1030.

Ratcliffe, M. (2022). 'Phenomenological reflections on grief during the COVID-19 pandemic'. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 22/5: 1067-1086.

Richardson, L., Millar, B. (2022) 'Grief and the non-death losses of Covid-19'. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 22/5: 1087-1103.

Hughes, E. (2023). 'Meaninglessness and Monotony in Pandemic Boredom'. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 22/5: 1105-1119.

Ratcliffe, M. (2023). ‘The Underlying Unity of Hope and Trust’. The Monist. 106 (1), pp. 1–11.

Ratcliffe, M., Richardson, L., Millar, B. (2023). On the appropriateness of grief to its object. Journal of the American Philosophical Association9 (2), pp. 318–334.

Millar, B. (2022) 'Grief: A Philosophical Guide' (book review). The Philosophical Quarterly. (online first)

Ratcliffe, M., Millar, B. and Richardson, L. (2022) 'Introduction: Understanding Grief: Feeling, Intentionality, Regulation, and Interpretation'. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 29 (9–10), pp. 7–12.

Cole, J. and Ratcliffe, M. (2022). 'Illness, Injury, and the Phenomenology of Loss: A Dialogue'. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 29 (9–10), pp. 150–174.

Debus, D. and Richardson, L. (2022) 'Rather than Succour, My Memories Bring Eloquent Stabs of Pain' On the Ambiguous Role of Memory in Grief'. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 29 (9–10), pp. 36–62.

Hughes, E. (2022). 'The Depths of Temporal Desynchronization in Grief'. Psychopathology, 55(6), pp. 362–372.

Ratcliffe, M. and Byrne, E. A. (2022). ‘Grief, Self, and Narrative’. Philosophical Explorations, 25(3), pp. 319–337.

Millar, B., Lopez-Cantero, P. (2022). Grief, continuing bonds, and unreciprocated love. The Southern Journal of Philosophy, 60 (3), pp. 413–436.

Ratcliffe, M. & Byrne, E. A., (2022). The Interpersonal and Social Dimensions of Emotion Regulation in Grief. In Allan Køster & Ester Holte Kofod. Eds. Grief Experience: Cultural, Existential and Phenomenological Perspectives. London: Routledge, pp. 84–98.

Millar, B. & Lee, J. (2021). 'Horror Films and Grief.' Emotion Review, 13(3), pp. 171–182.

Ratcliffe, M. (2021). 'Trauma, Language, and Trust'. In Anna Bortolan and Elisa Magri. Eds. Empathy, Intersubjectivity, and the Social World: The Continued Relevance of Phenomenology. De Gruyter, pp. 323–342.

Richardson, L., Ratcliffe, M., Millar, B., Byrne, E. (2021). 'The Covid-19 Pandemic and the Bounds of Grief'. Think, 20(57), pp. 89–101.

Ratcliffe, M. (2021). 'Sensed Presence without Sensory Qualities: A Phenomenological Study of Bereavement Hallucinations', Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, 20, pp. 601–616.

Kamp, K. S.; Steffen, E. M.; Alderson-Day, B.; Allen, P.; Austad, A.; Hayes, J.; Larøi, F.; Ratcliffe, M.; Sabucedo, P. (2020) 'Sensory and Quasi-Sensory Experiences of the Deceased in Bereavement: An Interdisciplinary and Integrative Review'. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 46(6), pp. 1367–1381.