Reinventing philosophy as a way of life

The core aim of this project is to examine modern re-inventions of the classical ideal of philosophy as a way of life. It will investigate the reanimation of this idea in post-Kantian philosophy, including well-known figures such as Nietzsche but also neglected figures such as Jean-Marie Guyau. The research will be highly significant in providing the first sustained study of how 19th and 20th century European philosophy transformed ancient philosophical schools, such as Epicureanism and Stoicism.

Australian Research Council Discovery Project

Michael Ure; Keith Ansell-Pearson; Matthew Sharpe
Politics, School of Social Sciences
2013-2017