Mr Marco Grix

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Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Philosophy

Research | Current

My doctoral research (supervised by Gillian Brock, Glen Pettigrove, and Rosalind Hursthouse) focuses on the link between human flourishing, needs, 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 is already being over-exploited, what, how, and how much ought we to consume?

Other research projects revolve around consumption and virtue, the virtue of thrift, as well as the ethics and politics of the last meal.

Teaching | Current

Political Philosophy
Critical Thinking

Areas of expertise

Ethics, normative and applied
Political philosophy
Critical thinking

Contact details

Primary location

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