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.
- Rowe SJ., Vonasch AJ. and Turp MJ. (2021) Unjustifiably Irresponsible: The Effects of Social Roles on Attributions of Intent. Social Psychological and Personality Science 12(8): 1446-1456. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1948550620971086.
- Leota J. and Turp MJ. (2020) Gamesmanship as strategic excellence. Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 47(2): 232-247. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00948705.2020.1768860.
- 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. (2020) Meaning in Life and the Worm at its Core. Arts Centre, Christchurch, NZ: UC Humanities and Creative Arts Conference 2020, 27 Nov 2020.
- Turp MJ. (2020) Social media, interpersonal relations and the objective attitude. Ethics and Information Technology 22(3): 269-279. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10676-020-09538-y.