Mr Marco Grix

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Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Philosophy

Research | Current

My doctoral research (supervised by Gillian Brock, Tim Dare, Rosalind Hursthouse, and Glen Pettigrove) focuses on the link between human flourishing, needs, practices, as well as the ethics and politics of consumption. I understand human needs as requirements to live well as a human being, so ultimately the question that I am interested is (roughly) this: Aiming at living sufficiently good human lives and keeping in mind that others (including future generations) have similar needs and that our planet's resource base has been over-exploited for a long time, what, how, and how much ought we to consume?

Other research projects revolve around consumption and virtue, the concept of thrift, the ethics and politics of the last meal, environmental philosophy, and asexuality.

Teaching | Current

Political Philosophy
Critical Thinking
New Start: Philosophy

Areas of expertise

Ethics, normative and applied
Social and political philosophy
Critical thinking
Environmental philosophy

Contact details

Primary office location

HUMANITIES BUILDING - Bldg 206
Level 4, Room 456
14A SYMONDS ST
AUCKLAND CENTRAL
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand