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Dr Marco Grix PhD, BPhil, BA(Hons), DipGrad, MSc

Lecturer in Philosophy

School of Humanities Media and Creative Comm

Gets up. Philosophises.

-- Co-organised and -convened our 2020 HDCA Conference
-- Looks after Massey Philosophy's Blog
-- Serves on Massey University's Human Ethics Committee

By the way, join us for the 2022 conference of the Association of Philosophers in Aotearoa New Zealand (NZAP) in Palmerston North in December ツ


Contact details

  • Location: AT 2.49, Atrium Building
    Campus: Albany


  • Doctor of Philosophy - University of Auckland (2019)
  • Bachelor of Philosophy - University of Oxford (2010)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - University of Auckland (2009)
  • Diploma for Graduates - University of Otago (2007)
  • Master of Science - HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management (2001)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

My research revolves around ethics (both normative and applied), social and political philosophy, and environmental philosophy, with a special focus on human flourishing, needs, virtue, habitualised activity and practice, liminality, human consumption, and asexuality.


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Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Applied Ethics (220100): Business Ethics (220102): Environmental Philosophy (220303): Ethical Theory (220305): Human Rights and Justice Issues (220104): Philosophy (220300): Philosophy And Religious Studies (220000): Philosophy not elsewhere classified (220399): Professional Ethics (incl. police and research ethics) (220107): Social Philosophy (220319)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 1
Team Member 3 1

Research Outputs


Grix, M., & Watene, K. (2022). Communities and Climate Change: Why Practices and Practitioners Matter. Ethics and International Affairs. 36(2), 215-230
[Journal article]Authored by: Grix, M., Watene, K.
Mulgan, T., Enright, S., Grix, M., Jayasuriya, U., Ka‘ili, TO., Lear, AM., . . . Watene, K. (2021). Charting just futures for Aotearoa New Zealand: philosophy for and beyond the Covid-19 pandemic. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand. 51(S1), S167-S178
[Journal article]Authored by: Grix, M., Matthewson, O., Schouten, V., Watene, K.


Grix, M., & Dare, T. (Eds.) (2016). Contemporary Issues in Applied and Professional Ethics. (Vol. 15): Emerald
[Edited Book]Edited by: Grix, M.
Grix, M., & Dare, T. (2016). Introduction. In M. Grix, & T. Dare (Eds.) Contemporary Issues in Applied and Professional Ethics. : Emerald
[Chapter]Authored by: Grix, M.Edited by: Grix, M.
Grix, M. (2015). Ethics of Consumption. In H. LaFollette (Ed.) The International Encyclopedia of Ethics. : John Wiley & Sons
[Chapter]Authored by: Grix, M.
Grix, M., & McKibbin, P. (2015). Needs and well-being. In The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Well-Being. (pp. 292 - 306).
[Chapter]Authored by: Grix, M.


Grix, M. (2019). The Ethics and Politics of Consumption. (Doctoral Thesis)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Grix, M.

Consultancy and Languages


  • 2019-2021 - Te Tai Ōhanga | The Treasury
    Provided guidance on the next iteration of Treasury's Living Standards Framework 2021, and the following Discussion Paper in particular: https://www.treasury.govt.nz/publications/dp/dp-21-01


  • German
    Last used: Daily
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent

Teaching and Supervision

Teaching Statement

I teach and coordinate courses in social and political philosophy, ethics (both normative and applied), environmental philosophy, epistemology, philosophy of mind, and critical thinking.

134.101 Knowledge and Reality
134.103 Critical Thinking
134.106 Justice and Equality
134.207 International Justice
134.213 Resistance, Rebellion, and Revolution
134.218 Environmental Philosophy
134.220 Business and Professional Ethics
134.760 Advanced Philosophical Inquiry
230.112 Tu Arohae: Critical Thinking

Courses Coordinated

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