Summer School “The Seeds of Virtue in Ancient Greece and China” 12-17 July 2023

The European Cultural Centre of Delphi is hosting the First Summer School by the Centre for Greek and Chinese Culture, under the theme “The Seeds of Virtue in Ancient Greece and China”.   

The workshop will examine and compare the virtue ethical approaches developed in the philosophical traditions of Ancient Greece and China. It will also explore the extent to which the philosophers posed similar questions, the concerns and motivations that led them to focus on virtue acquisition and development, the role of intellect and emotion in the development of virtue, the relationship between personal virtue and a just political and legislative regime. This comparative exercise will allow the participants to fully appreciate the contributions made by these philosophical traditions to the question of how to live well and be good and at the same time to identify, and reflect upon, the affinities and points of divergence in their answers.

Organising Institution: University of Crete

Organising Committee: 

Chloe Balla (University of Crete)

Patricia Marechal (University of California, San Diego)

Matthew Walker (Yale-NUS College)

Claudia Yau (University of Houston)

The action is part of the project “Promotion of the study of ancient Greek and Chinese culture” which is implemented in the framework of the Operational Programme “Human Resources Development, Education and Lifelong Learning”, co-financed by Greece and European Union (European Social Fund – ESF).