Dr Todd Mei
Senior Lecturer in Philosophy
Head of Department
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Office: Cornwallis George Allen Wing 120
Office Hours: Monday 10-11am, or by appointment
Dr Todd Mei obtained his bachelor's degree in English literature from the University of California, Berkeley. After making a feature-length independent film with co-director Steve Edwards and editor Alan E. Bell, he worked as a claims adjuster for Chubb & Son and as a general manager for Boulders climbing gym. In 2008, he received his PhD under the supervision of Professor Jeremy Carrette (Kent) in the philosophy of work. From 2008 to 2012, Dr Mei was a lecturer in the philosophy and religious studies departments at the University of Kent, and from 2012 to 2015, he was a lecturer in philosophy at the University of Dundee.
Current research interests include: i) a phenomenological understanding of the meaning of land and how it relates to questions of well being, dwelling and economic justice; ii) understanding the notion of work according to analogies to discourse and metaphor; and iii) the development of a hermeneutical theory of truth in relation to the work of Paul Ricoeur.
Personal interests include birthday challenges, climbing, windsurfing and the occasional archaeological excavation (if his trowelling skills are up to scratch).back to top
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Dr Mei teaches existentialism, normative ethics, and the philosophy of work. He is happy to supervise dissertations on philosophical hermeneutics (Heidegger, Gadamer, Ricoeur), existential phenomenology, the philosophy of economics, the philosophy of work, and topics in ethics relating to virtue and capability.back to top