Mr Marco Grix
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
New Start: Philosophy
Areas of expertise
Ethics, normative and applied
Social and political philosophy