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Prospects for an Ethics of Self-Cultivation


‘Prospects for an Ethics of Self-Cultivation’ is a two-year research project investigating the revival of ethical self-cultivation within the European philosophical tradition.

The project will host two international conferences and workshops. The first, entitled ‘Hellenistic Ethics from Nietzsche to Foucault’, took place at the University of Warwick, UK in September 2014. The second, entitled ‘Modern Appraisals of the Hellenistic Legacy’, will be at Monash University's campus in Prato, Italy in June 2015.


The primary objective of the project is to investigate and expand the conceptual basis for an ethics of self-cultivation and to evaluate its prospects as a moral theory. The secondary is to recast our understanding of modern European thinkers as important contributors to the modern revival of virtue ethics.


 Project Members
Warwick 2014
Prato 2015