Michael-John Turp

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 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.
  • Turp MD. (2017) The Hard Problem of Altruism. Cass Field Station, Canterbury..
  • Turp MD. (2017) The Role of Emotional Experience in Moral Epistemology via Sartre's Sketch for a Theory of the Emotions. Canterbury School of Continental Philosophy Seminar.
  • Turp MD. (2017) Vegetarianism and the Moral Status of Animals. University of Canterbury: Veg Club of UC Philosophical Lunch.