%eb%82%98I’m a PhD candidate in the Philosophy Department and an assistant director of the Center for Comparative Philosophy (CCP) at Duke University. I have philosophy degrees from Oxford University (BPhil) and Yonsei University (BA and MA).

I mainly work in ethics, virtue theory, and moral psychology. My philosophical journey has been an endeavor to harmonize virtue and happiness in a good human life. This is why I have focused on examining the relationship between them and investigating the nature of particular virtues such as modesty or trustfulness. 

Now I am working on my PhD dissertation, “The Virtues of Personal Relationship“, which attempts to make sense of personal relationships in living a good human life. This reflects my personal belief that large part of my happiness comes from the intimate personal relationships I share with my family and friends. I believe such partial aspects of human life have irreplaceable ethical value and thus cannot be simply overridden by impartial morality. To solve the puzzle of partiality and personal relationships, I am trying to develop the notion of relational virtues, i.e., the virtues required for each participant of intimate personal relationships, such as filiality, parentalness, or friendliness.

My email address is sungwoou@gmail.com