Michael-John Turp

Senior LecturerMichael-John Turp

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Internal Phone: 94396


Research Interests

I have broad research interests in ethics, epistemology, philosophy of mind, metaphysics and the history of philosophy. This is all tied together by an ongoing fascination with the nature of norms and values. How could they exist in the world? How could we know about them? Must they depend on our desires or emotions? I approach these questions by drawing on up-to-date scientific research and by using traditional philosophical methods of logic and analysis. I also have interests in animal ethics, ancient philosophy and the philosophy of David Hume.

Recent Publications

  • Turp MJ. (2020) Hume, Humans and Animals. Journal of Ethics 24(1): 119-136. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10892-019-09313-2.
  • Turp M-J. (2019) Social Media and Interpersonal Relationships. University of Canterbury: Departmental Research Seminar, 30 Apr 2019.
  • Turp M-J. (2019) Shamelessness Towards Animals. Christchurch, New Zealand: Australasian Animal Studies Conference, 1 Jul 2019.
  • Turp M. (2018) Normativity, Realism and Emotional Experience. Philosophia http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11406-018-9984-7.
  • Turp MD. (2018) Computer-Mediated Communication, Friendship and the Objective Attitude. University of Waikato: Departmental Research Seminar, 06 Sep 2018.