%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 filial piety, parentalness, or friendliness.

My email address is sungwoou@gmail.com