Dr Nick Munn

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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

  • Schott, G., & Munn, N. (2021). Invasive gaming, bio-sensing and digital labour in Playtest. In M. Gibson, & C. Carden (Eds.), The Moral Uncanny in Black Mirror (pp. 121-140). Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-47495-9_7

  • Weijers, D., & Munn, N. (2020). Philosophy as a vehicle for significant learning experiences. In 2020 New Zealand Association of Philosophers Conference. University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

  • Munn, N. (2020). Political inclusion as a means of generating Justice for children. Ethics, Politics & Society, 3, 105-128. doi:10.21814/eps.3.1.111 Open Access version:

  • Munn, N. (2019). Playing right: Some virtual wrongs are real wrongs. In New Zealand Association of Philosophers Annual Conference 2019. Auckland, NZ.

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Papers Taught

Contact Details

Name  Extn.  Username  Room  Department
Munn, Dr Nick 9354 nickmunn J.3.12 Philosophy Programme