• CSU
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Technologies Program:

This program deals with risks and responsibilities relating to research into technologies that combine with or add to existing technologies, including ethical issues in bio/nanotechnology, computing and IT.

Health Program:

This program will conduct research in relation to a range of interconnected ethical issues in the public health domain.

Ecology Program:

This program examines a range of issues in environmental ethics, including ethical issues related to existing and potential anthropogenic climate change.

Economy Program:

This program focuses on a number of central ethical issues arising in the economic sphere, including corporate responsibility and economic corruption.

Security Program:

This program focuses on the ethical dimensions of a range of current domestic and international security problems, including ethical issues pertaining to terrorism, crime, and humanitarian intervention.


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BA, BComm, BA(Hons), MA, PGCE, PhD


Morgan Luck completed his M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University of Nottingham and a PGCE in Religious Education at the University of Cambridge. His thesis concerned the metaphysics of miracles. His areas of research include philosophy of religion, metaphysics, and epistemology

Fields of special interest

  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Metaphysics & Ethics


Selected Books

Luck, M. (Ed.) Philosophical Explorations of New and Alternative Religious Movements (Dartmouth: Ashgate, 2012)
Townsend, R. & Luck, M. (Eds.) Applied Paramedic Law and Ethics (Chatswood: Elsevier, 2012)
Luck, M. Buddhism (Cambridge: Pearson Publishing, 2004)
Luck, M. Christianity (Cambridge: Pearson Publishing, 2004)
Luck, M. Sikhism (Cambridge: Pearson Publishing, 2004)
Luck, M. Islam (Cambridge: Pearson Publishing, 2004)
Luck, M. Hinduism (Cambridge: Pearson Publishing, 2004)
Luck, M. Judaism (Cambridge: Pearson Publishing, 2004)

Selected Papers

Luck, M. ‘Incommensurability, slight pains and God' International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 75/2 (2014) 79 - 85
Luck, M. & Ellerby, N. ‘Has Bartel resolved the gamer's dilemma?’ Ethics and Information Technology 15/3 (2013)
Luck, M. ‘Hell, the Rights of the Child, Freedom of Religion and Exit Costs’ Journal of Religion & Society 14 (2012)
Luck, M. 'Raelianism: What Is the ‘Central’ Raelian Argument for the Non-existence of God?', in Philosophical Explorations of New and Alternative Religious Movements (Dartmouth: Ashgate, 2012)
Luck, M. ‘Should we want God not to exist?' Philo (2012) 15/2
Luck, M. ‘Defining Miracles: Violations of the Laws of Nature'. Philosophy Compass 6/2 (2011) 133 – 141
Luck, M. ‘On Polkinghorne’s Unification of General Providence, Special Providence and Miracle’ Sophia 49/4 (2010) 577 – 589
Luck, M. ‘The Miracle of the Religious Divide’. Rural Society 20 (2010) 59 - 65
Cohen, D &. Luck, M. ‘Why a Victim's Age is Irrelevant When Assessing the Wrongness of Killing’. Journal of Applied Philosophy 26/4 (2009) 396-401 Luck, M. ‘Aquinas’s Miracles and the Luciferous Defence: The Problem of the Evil/Miracle Ratio’. Sophia 48/2 (2009) 167 – 177
Luck, M. ‘The Gamer’s Dilemma: An analysis of the arguments for the moral distinction between virtual murder and virtual paedophilia’. Ethics and Information Technology 11/1 (2009) 31 – 36
Luck, M. ‘How to Murder your Parishioners and get away with it: Miracles & Moral Culpability’. Studies in Christian Ethics 21/2 (2008) 239 – 249
Luck, M. ‘Supernatural Miracles and Religious Inclusiveness’. Sophia 46/2 (2007) 285-291
Luck, M. ‘Against the Possibility of Historical Evidence for a Miracle’. Sophia 44/1 (2005) 7 – 23
Luck, M. ‘In Defence of Mumford’s Definition of a Miracle’. Religious Studies, 39/4 (2003) 465 – 469