Dr Nick Munn

Convenor (Philosophy), Senior Lecturer

School of Social Sciences


About Nick

Twitter: @NJMunn


Environmental Ethics; Environmental Politics; Human Rights; Morals and Ethics; Philosophy; Politics; Technology; Youth

Democratic theory and practice; criminal justice; youth justice; ethics of new technology; youth political engagement; deliberative democracy; environmental ethics; rationality; political capacity; voting.

Research Interests

Nick works in Ethics and Political Philosophy.  Within ethics, his work focuses primarily on the ethics of virtual worlds, and on the challenges technology generates for our existing ethical systems.  In political philosophy, Nick works on democratic theory, and in particular the status of marginalised groups within democratic societies.  Such groups include the young, persons with disabilities, and criminals.

Recent Publications

  • Munn, N. (2017). Cyber-Ethics. In S. Chadwick (Ed.), How Should We Live? Everyday ethics in Aotearoa New Zealand (pp. 96-120). Auckland, New Zealand: Massey University Press.

  • Munn, N. J. (2017). Friendship and modern life. In T. K. Shackelford, & V. A. Weekes-Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science (pp. 11 pages). Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-16999-6_1570-1

  • Munn, N. J. (2016). Voting, rights & compulsion. In 2016 Australian Political Studies Association (APSA) Conference. Conference held at University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia.

  • Munn, N. J. (2016). Against the political exclusion of the incapable. Journal of Applied Philosophy, -online, 1-16. doi:10.1111/japp.12229

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Papers Taught

Contact Details

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