Prof Richard Joyce
School of History, Philosophy, Political Science & International Relations
Phone: 04 463 5699
Location: Room 713, Murphy Building, Kelburn Pde, Kelburn Campus
Teaching in 2016
PHIL 105 - The Big Questions
PHIL 268 - Art and Culture
PHIL 302 - Ethical Theory
PHIL 444 - Advanced Ethics
BA MA Auck
MA PhD Princeton
Richard joined the VUW department of philosophy in 2010. He worked previously at the University of Sheffield (UK), the ANU, and the University of Sydney, after gaining his PhD from Princeton in 1997. Much more information about him, including on-line papers, reviews of his books, etc., can be found on Richard's website.
Richard works principally in metaethics, and particularly enjoys it with an empirical twist. He is interested in moral psychology, the emotions, the evolution of cooperation, evolutionary ethics, and philosophy of language.
The Myth of Morality (Cambridge University Press, 2001)
The Evolution of Morality (MIT Press, 2006)
A World Without Values: Essays on John Mackie's Moral Error Theory (co-edited with Simon Kirchin) (Springer Press 2010)