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Dr Charles Gibson

Teaching Fellow

Tel +64 3 479 8668

Dr Charles Gibson completed his PhD in 2019 at the University of Otago under the supervision of Professor James Maclaurin and Professor Lisa Ellis. His research interests are in applied ethics and philosophy of science with a focus on the use of multidimensional concepts in science. That is, how we conceptualise and quantify complicated properties such as biodiversity or intelligence. He enjoys discussing the ways that distinct academic disciplines can assist one another in the pursuit of knowledge, and is passionate about how psychology and philosophy can help us engage with controversial ideas.

Charles has over 8 years of tutoring and lecturing experience. He is currently coordinating PSYC 204 with a focus on developing the critical thinking of students. As he is also a philosopher, he takes a keen interest in impossible academic puzzles and dilemmas of most kinds.

Teaching Fellow

PSYC 204 Justice, Race and Class

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Gibson, C. R. (2019). A defence of biodiversity as the goal of conservation biology (PhD). University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. Retrieved from

Gibson, C. (2017). Are individual piracy harms instances of wrongful harming? Proceedings of the New Zealand Association of Philosophers Conference. (pp. 11). Retrieved from