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Marcus Lee

PhD candidate and Teaching Affiliate, Faculty of Arts

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Biography

I completed my undergraduate degree in 2001. After a decade working in retail management, I returned to academia and completed my MA at the University of Nottingham, during which an existing interest in ethics flourished. My MA dissertation outlined and defended a novel kind of sophisticated subjectivism about reasons.

Teaching Summary

Seminar Leader:

Spring 2017:

V72FAO: Freedom and Obligation. Module convener: Greg Mason.

This module covered political ideas from Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke , Rousseau and Mill, focusing on the social contract theories of Hobbes, Locke and Rousseau.

V72IAP: Introduction to Asian Philosophy. Module convener: Ian James Kidd.

This module introduced the ideas, themes and methods of Confucianism, Daoism, and Japanese Aesthetics.

Autumn 2016:

V72CME: Introduction to Contemporary Meta-ethics. Module Convener: Andrew Fisher.

This module covered debates in contemporary analytic meta-ethics including those concerning: moral motivation, judgment internalism, naturalism and non-naturalism, and error theory.

Research Summary

I am interested in various topics in meta-ethics and normative ethics. Especially, in regard to issues in epiemology and philosophy of mind. I am inspired by many philosophical perspectives including… read more

Current Research

I am interested in various topics in meta-ethics and normative ethics. Especially, in regard to issues in epiemology and philosophy of mind. I am inspired by many philosophical perspectives including analytic philosophy, pragmatism, Asian philsophy and Phenomenology. My PhD thesis focuses on accounts of moral development and education, as well as theories of intuition, understanding and expertise. I am currently thinking about expressivist and speech act theories of moral discourse, how one might acquire virtue, the phenonmenology of expertise, and what studying Martial Arts can teach us about ethics.

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University of Nottingham
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Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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