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Michael Campbell, PhD.


E-mail: michael.campbell@upce.cz
Phone: +420 466 036 634
Location: 07023, building G
Web: https://upce.academia.edu/MichaelCampbell


Research Interests

Metaethics: the role of theory in ethics; moral realism; naturalism
Applied ethics: health policy; multiculturalism
Asian philosophy: Kyoto school

Employment
Since Mar 2017   Researcher
Centre for Ethics as the Study of Human Value
University of Pardubice, Czech Republic   
   
Sep 2016 – Feb 2017   Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Centre for Bioethics
Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Oct 2015 – Aug 2016   Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Philosophy and Centre for Bioethics
Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong    

Jun 2013 – Jun 2015   Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Department of Ethics, Kyoto University, Japan

Jul – Sep 2012   Intern
Nuffield Council on Bioethics, London, UK   

Teaching

Oct 2015 – present   Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, Chinese University of Hong Kong
• PHIL3683 Topics in Applied Philosophy (Topic: Bioethics)
• PHIL3833 Topics in Ethics (Topic: Metaethics)   
   
Aug 2013 – Jun 2015   Seminar Convener, Department of Ethics, Kyoto University
• The Philosophy of John McDowell
• Contemporary Approaches to Meta-Ethics   
   
Oct 2007 – Jun 2012   Tutor and Sessional Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, King’s College London
• History of Modern Philosophy
• Political Philosophy
• Ethics and Aesthetics
• Philosophy of Mind and Epistemology

Education

KING’S COLLEGE LONDON
Dec 2012    PhD in Philosophy
Thesis: Being Human: Fine Tuning Ethical Naturalism
Supervisors: Raimond Gaita, MM McCabe
Examiners: Stephen Mulhall (Oxford), Miranda Fricker (Sheffield)
   
Sep 2008    MPhil (Std.) in Philosophy
Thesis: Wittgenstein and Builders: The Concept ‘human being’ & its Role in Ethics
Supervisors: Raimond Gaita, Raphael Woolf
Examiners: Stephen Mulhall, Miranda Fricker
   
CHRIST’S COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
May 2010    MA (Cantab.)   
Jun 2006    BA (Hons., Cantab.) in Philosophy

Publications

ARTICLES IN PREPARATION   
Triaging Time Relative Interests   
Epistemic Irrealism and Moore’s Paradox   
Man and Nature in the Philosophies of Watsuji Tetsuro and John McDowell

ARTICLES (PEER REVIEWED)   
  • Response to Chai, 'Habermas and Zhuangzi Against Liberal Eugenics' in International Journal of Chinese & Comparative Philosophy of Medicine, Jan 2017
  • Absolute Goodness: in Defence of the Useless and Immoral, in Journal of Value Inquiry 49 (1-2): 95-112, Jan 2015
  • Yearn After Reading: Ends, Endings and the 'Difficulty of Reality' in Jissentetsugaku Kenkyu [実践哲学研究第] no.37, Nov 2014
  • Global Greed and Prudence: Reply to Alvarez, in Asian Bioethics Review Vol 6, No 1 (2014) pp. 83-95, Mar 2014
  • Promoting Public Health Research in BRICS through a Multinational Public Health Fund, in Indian Journal of Medical Ethics Vol. 11, No 1 pp.38-41, Jan 2014
  • Inwardness and Sociability: Reply to Carter, in Philosophical Investigations 37 (1): 57-77, Sep 2013
   
EDITED BOOKS   
Wittgenstein and Perception, Campbell, M and O'Sullivan, M (Eds) Routledge    Feb 2015
   
BOOK CHAPTERS (PEER REVIEWED)   
  • (with M. O’Sullivan) Introduction in Wittgenstein and Perception, Feb 2015
  • (with M. O’Sullivan) Wittgenstein on Perception: an Overview in Wittgenstein and Perception, Feb 2015
  • 'Not lost in loss itself': On the Consolations of Morality in Sato, Sugimoto and Sakon (Eds) CAPE Studies in Applied Philosophy and Ethics Series Vol.2, CAPE Publications, Kyoto, Japan pp.55-65, Apr 2014

COMMISSIONED REPORTS   
Nuffield Council: Emerging Issues in Ethics and Policy    Oct 2012
   
BOOK REVIEWS   
Review of Wittgenstein, Finitism and the Foundations of Mathematics by Marion, M. for the British Wittgenstein Society, Jun 2015
Review of The History of Ethics by Irwin, T. ch.48 ‘Hutcheson: For and Against Utilitarianism.’ in The Philosophical Forum, vol. 42 issue 3, 2011, Sep 2011
Review of Seeing Wittgenstein Anew Day and Krebs eds for the British Wittgenstein Society, Aug 2010
Review of Sense and Reality – Essays out of Swansea, ed. Edelman for the British Wittgenstein Society, Apr 2010
Review of Emotions & Understanding: Wittgensteinian Perspectives ed. Gustaffson et al. for the British Wittgenstein Society, Jun 2009

Conference Presentations
Some Remarks on Empirical Bioethics Centre For Bioethics Symposium CUHK    Dec 2016
No Lives Matter? On What (if anything) Makes Death an Evil, Centre for Bioethics Seminar CUHK    Oct 2016
Puzzles of Enhancement International Workshop on Genetic Enhancement, CUHK    Jul 2016
All Life's a Maze: Bioethical Themes in Flowers for Algernon
CAPE Seminar Series, Kyoto University, Jul 2016; International Association of Bioethics Conference, Edinburgh, Jun 2016   
The Leap to Judgement Philosophy Department Seminar, CUHK    May 2016
Problems and Prospects for a Comprehensive Theory of Health Centre for Bioethics Seminar CUHK    May 2016
Call of Duty: Can the Fiduciary Duty be Extended to Other Healthcare Professionals? Clinical Ethics Workshop Series: The Doctor-Patient Relationship, Prince of Wales Hospital, HK    Dec 2015
Does Virtue Pay? Kyushu Meta-Ethics Seminar Series, Kumamoto University    May 2015
Human Enhancement: an Overview CAPE Seminar Series, Kyoto University    Apr 2015
Conceptions of Nature in Kantian Ethics International Workshop on Kant's Conception of Nature, Kyoto University     Mar 2015
Nudge Dread: Nudge Theory, Liberalism and the Role of the State
Ninth International Conference on Applied Ethics, Hokkaido University; Applied Ethics Masters Course, Kyoto University, Oct 2014
Watsuji: Man and Nature
Sweden-Kyoto International Conference, Uppsala University Sweden, Sep 2014; Contemporary Philosophy in East Asia International Conference 2014, Kyoto University, Aug 2014
To Chance or to Enhance? Reflections on Nature, Human and Otherwise Kyoto-Bristol Workshop on Human Enhancement, Kyoto University    May 2014
Aidagara and Second Nature: Two Sides of the Same Coin? 2nd International Workshop on Ethics and Well-Being, Kyoto University     Mar 2014
Global Greed and Prudence CAPE Seminar, Kyoto University     Nov 2013
‘Not lost in loss itself’: on the Consolations of Morality, International Workshop on Ethics and Well-Being, Kyoto University    Nov 2013
Spontaneous Expressions, Reasons for Action and Scepticism, International Conference on the Philosophy of Wittgenstein, Beijing Normal University     Oct 2013
Morality and Naturalism, CAPE Seminar, Kyoto University    July 2013
Spontaneous Expressions and Reasons for Action International Conference on Wittgenstein and Perception, King’s College London    Apr 2011
Justice and the “indefinable influence” of the Human 2nd International Colloquium on the Modalities of Goodness, University of Prague    Aug 2010
Practical Necessities and Reasons for Action Kings-UNC workshop on Moral and Non-Moral Value, King’s College London (Respondent: Prof. Adrian Moore)    May 2010
Persons and Prejudice International Conference on Persons, Nottingham University    Aug 2009
Reclaiming ‘the human’ in Ethics: Rorty and Diamond on Solidarity and Fellow-Feeling The Human Person Postgraduate Conference, Birkbeck, University of London    May 2009
Moral Psychology Beyond the Space of Reasons
London-Berkeley Postgraduate Conference, Berkeley CA, May 2009; Institute of Philosophy Postgraduate Conference, London, Mar 2009
Poets & Philosophers in Plato’s Symposium BPPA Annual Conference, Kent University    Jul 2008
Comments on Chiara Panizza’s ‘On Referring to Dependent Abstracta’ Institute of Philosophy Graduate Conference, London    Nov 2007
Wittgenstein’s Vision: Rumpelstiltskin and Theories of Naming KCL Cumberland Lodge Conference, London     Oct 2007

Awards
  • Hong Kong General Policy Unit Grant (co-author and co-investigator) for 'Public Reasons and Bioethics'. September 2016. Value: HKD 160,000 (≈£16,000)
  • Kyoto University Strategic Grant (with Satoshi Kodama and Ruud terMeulen) for ‘Nature and Enhancement: Comparing the British and Japanese debates’. July 2014. Value: £2000
  • Bristol-Kyoto Strategic Fund Grant (with Ruud terMeulen) for project entitled ‘Nature and Enhancement: Comparing the British and Japanese debates’. January 2014. Value: £5000
  • Mind Association Large Conference Grant and grants from The Aristotelian Society and The British Wittgenstein Society (with Michael O'Sullivan). November 2010. Value: £2750
  • University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Conference Grant for costs relating to KCL-UNC conference. December 2009. Value: £2000
  • King’s Partnership Grant for associated travel costs for presentation of papers at National University of Singapore and Monash University. October 2009. Value: £1500
  • University of London Grant for associated travel costs for presentation of paper at Berkeley, CA, USA. May 2008. Value £1000

Reviewer
• Asian Bioethics Review
• Conference on Contemporary Philosophy in East Asia
• Praxis Postgraduate Journal of Philosophy

International conferences organised:
1.    TRUTH IN POLITICS AND METAPHYSICS: CELEBRATING THE WORK OF PETER WINCH, KCL, June 2017
2.    INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON THE ETHICS OF GENETIC ENHANCEMENT, (with Hon Lam Li) CUHK Centre for Bioethics, July 2016
3.    KANT'S CONCEPTION OF NATURE, Kyoto University, March 2015
4.    THE ETHICS OF HUMAN ENHANCEMENT: COMPARING THE BRITISH & JAPANESE DEBATES, (with Ruud terMeulen) Kyoto University, January 2014
5.    WITTGENSTEIN AND PERCEPTION, (with Michael O’Sullivan) KCL, April 2011
6.    MORAL AND NON-MORAL VALUE, (with Drew Johnson) KCL, May 2010

Graduate representative, Staff-student liaison committee, King's College London
Founding President, Christ’s College Cambridge Philosophy Society

Languages
Japanese (日本語能力試験3級); Cantonese (basic)
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