Research and Development

Interactive Narrative and Karma


The Law of Karma: A Philosophical Study by Bruce R. Reichenbach, The Law of Karma and the Principle of Causation by Bruce R. Reichenbach and Karma: What It Is, What It Isn't, Why It Matters by Traleg Kyabgon.


An Introduction to Decision Theory by Martin Peterson, Decision Analysis: Applied Decision Theory by Ronald A. Howard, Naturalistic Decision Making edited by Caroline E. Zsambok and Gary A. Klein, Effects of Narrative Structure and Salient Decision Points in Role Playing Games by Christopher Moser and Xiaowen Fang and The Dynamics of the Player Narrative: How Choice Shapes Video Game Literature by Jeffrey S. Bryan.


The Scientific Model of Causality by James J. Heckman, The Book of Why: The New Science of Cause and Effect by Judea Pearl and Dana Mackenzie and Decision-theoretic Foundations for Causal Reasoning by David Heckerman and Ross Shachter.


Modelling the Moral Dimension of Decisions by Mark Colyvan, Damian Cox and Katie Steele, Exploring the Moral Dimension of Wicked Problems by Mark N. Wexler, Generating Stories with Morals by Margaret Sarlej and Malcolm Ryan, Mirrored Morality: An Exploration of Moral Choice in Video Games by Andrew J. Weaver and Nicky Lewis, Beyond Choices: The Design of Ethical Gameplay by Miguel Sicart, Designing Ethical Systems for Videogames by Peter Christiansen and 'Instant Karma' — Moral Decision Making Systems in Digital Games by Tobias Knoll.


Morality and the Development of Conceptions of Justice by Rachel Karniol and Dale T. Miller and Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do? by Michael J. Sandel.

Poetic Justice

Poetic Justice: The Literary Imagination and Public Life by Martha C. Nussbaum and Law and Literature by Richard A. Posner.


A Companion to Aesthetics edited by David E. Cooper, Joseph Margolis and Crispin Sartwell, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics by Michael Kelly, The Oxford Handbook of Aesthetics edited by Jerrold Levinson, The Blackwell Guide to Aesthetics edited by Peter Kivy and The Routledge Companion to Aesthetics edited by Berys Gaut and Dominic Lopes.

Aesthetic Emotions

Components of Aesthetic Experience: Aesthetic Fascination, Aesthetic Appraisal, and Aesthetic Emotion by Slobodan Marković, Human Emotions and Aesthetic Experience by Paul J. Silvia, On the Cognitive Functioning of Aesthetic Emotions by Roger Pouivet, The Puzzle of Imaginative Resistance by Tamar S. Gendler, Imaginative Resistance Revisited by Tamar S. Gendler and The Role of Morality in Emotional Reactions to and Enjoyment of Media Entertainment by Arthur A. Raney.

Moral Judgment

What is Moral Judgment? by Richmond Campbell, How (and Where) does Moral Judgment Work? by Joshua D. Greene and Jonathan Haidt, The Neural Basis of Human Moral Cognition by Jorge Moll, Roland Zahn, Ricardo de Oliveira-Souza, Frank Krueger and Jordan Grafman, Nothing More Than Feelings? The Role of Emotions in Moral Judgment by David Pizarro, The Neural Bases of Cognitive Conflict and Control in Moral Judgment by Joshua D. Greene, Leigh E. Nystrom, Andrew D. Engell, John M. Darley and Jonathan D. Cohen, Functional Networks in Emotional Moral and Nonmoral Social Judgments by Jorge Moll, Ricardo de Oliveira-Souza, Ivanei E. Bramati and Jordan Grafman, Social Comprehension and Judgment: The Role of Situation Models, Narratives, and Implicit Theories by Robert S. Wyer and Narrative-based Representations of Social Knowledge: Their Construction and Use in Comprehension, Memory, and Judgment by Robert S. Wyer, Rashmi Adaval and Stanley J. Colcombe.