Damian Cox

Dr

  • Bond University 14 University Drive ROBINA QLD 4226

    Australia

  • Bond University, Faculty of Society and Design

    4229 Gold Coast

    Australia

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Personal profile

Research interests

I studied science and philosophy at the Australian National University before taking a doctorate in philosophy at the University of Melbourne. I have held positions in philosophy at Edith Cowan University and University of Queensland, before joining Bond University in 2006.

My research covers theories of ethics and philosophy of film.

In ethics, I work in virtue ethics - the study of virtues and the attempt to develop a moral theory (e.g. a theory of right and wrong action) in terms of virtues and virtue-concepts. I have written on individual virtues, most notably integrity, as well as the prospects of a theory of ethics based on virtues.

Current work focuses on an attempt to develop a form of virtue ethics that overcomes problems that have bedevilled the project of virtue ethics. It is a form I call 'vice-centred ethics'. My research in philosophy of film centres on the question of how film represents ideas: for example, can film be a medium of philosophy? I have written about numerous films, showing how they represent and develop ideas, especially philosophical ideas.

Current work is in philosophy and film centres on the issue of realism in cinema and the possibility of representing ethical experience in a philosophically useful and profound way.

In future research, I will expand my concern for the philosophical possibility of cinema to the philosophical possibilities of music - and questions of the relationship between ethics and music.

Statement for HDR students

I supervise a wide-range of topics in philosophy. These are in the fields of moral psychology (the study of psychological qualities and attributes of moral action and vices and virtues); moral theory (the study of the concepts of right and wrong action and related concepts such as blameworthiness, responsibility, free-will and culpability).

I also supervise in the area of philosophy and film (the study of film as a medium and an art form, the study of individual film-makers and their philosophical achievements).

Education/Academic qualification

Philosophy, PhD, University of Melbourne

… → 1992

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moral judgement Social Sciences
Plato Social Sciences
intuition Social Sciences
deliberation Social Sciences
prejudice Social Sciences
leadership Social Sciences
leader Social Sciences
university Social Sciences

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Research Output 2003 2019

Pragmatism and Progress: Has there been progress in race relations in the United States?

Cox, D. & Levine, M. P., Apr 2019, Pragmatism Applied: William James and the Challenges of Contemporary Life. Stagoll, C. & Levine, M. (eds.). Albany: State University of New York Press, p. 101-122 21 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Pragmatism
Pragmatist
Race Relations
George Shaw
Utopian

Psychoanalysis and Film

Cox, D. & Levine, M. P., Feb 2019, The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Psychoanalysis. Gipps, R. & Lacewing, M. (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 513-530 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Psychoanalysis
Spectatorship
Artistic Creation
Artist
Fulfillment

Affect Mirrors

Cox, D., 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractResearch

Open Access
File
Affective
Boys
Names
Aesthetics
Cultural Differences

Agency, explanation and ethics in international relations

Cox, D., 14 Jun 2018, Routledge Handbook of Ethics and International Relations. Steele, B. & Heinze, E. (eds.). London: Routledge

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

International Relations
Realist
Rejection
Burden
Moral Agents

Vice, reasons, and wrongdoing

Cox, D., 1 Jan 2017, Virtue's reasons: New essays on virtue, character, and reasons. Birondo, N. & Stewart, S. (eds.). Taylor & Francis, p. 49-64 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Wrongdoing
Person
Integrity
Moral Reasons
Dichotomy

Activities 2016 2016

Bond University Research Integrity Advisor

Damian Cox (Other)
20162018

Activity: Professional Development, Mentorship, Supervision and Other ActivitiesOther

Press / Media

(New) Visuality: Ethics and Aesthetics Symposium

Damian Cox

26/03/18

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

MUM WON'T STAND FOR IT

Damian Cox

29/02/16

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Pregnant mum forced to stand

Damian Cox

29/02/16

5 items of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Student theses

A reappraisal of the political philosophy of Vaclav Havel

Author: Brennan, D., 12 Oct 2013

Supervisor: Cox, D. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

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A Virtue Epistemic Approach to Critical Thinking

Author: McPhee, R., 8 Oct 2016

Supervisor: Cox, D. (Supervisor) & Patron, M. C. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

File

Integrity and Selflessness.

Author: Zamp, P., 7 Oct 2017

Supervisor: Cox, D. (Supervisor) & Brennan, D. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis

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The Morality of Civil Disobedience

Author: Smith, S., 11 Feb 2017

Supervisor: Mortley, R. (Supervisor) & Cox, D. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis

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