Reinventing Philosophy as a Way of Life

  • Ure, Michael (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Sharpe, Matthew (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Ansell-Pearson, Keith (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

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. The research will result in a number of publications, including journal articles, a Companion volume, translations of texts of Guyau, and scholarly monographs.
Effective start/end date1/06/1430/06/19


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$147,945.00