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

  • Weijers, D., & Munn, N. (2021). Technology as cause of and solution to the empathy problem. In The Sherry Turkle Miracle. Conference held online, organised by the Committee for Communication and Media Theory, Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Open Access version:

  • Munn, N., & Weijers, D. (2021). Good Friendships Improve our Lives. But can Virtual Friendships be Good?. In 14th International Conference on ICT, Society and Human Beings. Open Access version:

  • Munn, N., & Weijers, D. (2021). Friendships with AI: Technological imaginary or real possibility?. In The Society for Philosophy and Technology Conference: SPT 2021 - Technological Imaginaries. Conference held at Lille, France, and online.

  • Munn, N. (2021). The trap of incrementalism in recognising children’s right to vote. Nordic Journal of Human Rights, 39(2), 113-127. doi:10.1080/18918131.2021.1947621

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