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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 our 2020 HDCA Conference
-- Convenes NZAP's Online Seminar Series
-- Looks after Massey Philosophy's Blog
-- Serves on Massey University's Human Ethics Committee

By the way, we're organising the 2021 conference of the Association of Philosophers in Aotearoa New Zealand (NZAP). Do join us 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.


21st Century Citizenship, Health and Well-being

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
Team Member 3 1

Research Outputs


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


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

Teaching and Supervision

Teaching Statement

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

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