Position: Current PhD Student
School: School of Philosophy
Location: Level 6, RSSS Building, 146 Ellery Crescent
I began my stint here at the ANU in August 2018, having completed my undergraduate education at the National University of Singapore and Australian National University in a joint degree program. I also did an MA in Bioethics at New York University.
I was introduced to philosophy by arguing with people on the internet. Through a series of questionable decisions and fortuitous circumstances, I’ve ended arguing with people in real life. For a living. My current interests include bioethics, political philosophy, and group action theory. These interests have coalesced on a project about the ethics of public shaming and social sanctions.
When I’m not doing philosophy, I sometimes enjoy doing improvised comedy with other talented members of the improv community in Canberra.
Applied Ethics, particularly the ethics of public shaming, bioethics, and criminal punishment; Political Philosophy; Normative Ethics.
Peer Reviewed Journal Articles:
Lim, James Edgar, “Limited Aggregation and E-Cigarettes,” Nicotine and Tobacco Research, ntaa168, doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntaa168
Lim, James Edgar, “Is Incarceration Better than Neurointervention? On the Intended Harms of Prison,” (Open Peer Commentary) American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience, vol. 9, no. 3, 2018, pp. 168-170.
ANU University Research Scholarship (International)
ANU HDR Merit Scholarship
Bioethics Scholarship (NYU)
President’s Honour Roll (National University of Singapore)
Philosophy Book Prize (National University of Singapore)
Dean’s Scholar’s List (National University of Singapore)
I’ve been involved in tutoring for the following courses:
- Fundamental Ideas in Philosophy: An Introduction (Feb-Jun 2019)
- Biology, Society, and Ethics (Jul-Nov 2019)
- Fundamental Ideas in Philosophy: An Introduction (Feb-Jun 2020)
- Introduction to Ethics (Current)