Seminar: Practicing toward virtue, or, why it shouldn’t hurt to be good

professor-margaret-cameron-webProfessor Margaret Cameron from the University of Melbourne, will give a lecture entitled Practicing toward virtue, or, why it shouldn’t hurt to be good, on Thursday 22 April 2021, at 7.00pm, as part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars, offered by the Greek Community of Melbourne.

In this talk I take a fresh look at Aristotle’s writings on ethics and consider their relevance to us today. What does it mean to be a virtuous person? What is the value of cultivating our virtues in today’s world? Should we recognize the same virtues as Aristotle did, or have these changed over time? In answering these questions, we will explore what Aristotle meant by saying that being a good person should never be painful. In other words, it shouldn’t hurt to be good. Is Aristotle right?

Margaret Cameron is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Melbourne and Head of the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies. After obtaining her PhD in the Collaborative Programme in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy at the University of Toronto, she worked in New York City (at Hunter College, CUNY) and Cambridge University before taking up the Canada Research Chair in the Aristotelian Tradition at the University of Victoria, Canada. Margaret has published on topics in the history of philosophy, metaphysics, aesthetics and the history of the philosophy of language.

When: 7pm, Thu 22nd April 2021

Location:  Mezzanine Level, The Greek Centre ( THIS IS A HYBRID SEMINAR )

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