Department of Philosophy

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University


I am – after studies encompassing theology and religious studies, practical philosophy, ethics, and the history of ideas and sciences – a Ph.D. student in Practical Philosophy since September 2011.

My thesis, tentatively entitled 'Perfection & Fiction', concerns the connection between classical perfectionism (the idea that morality is ultimately concerned with the development of human nature) and literary fiction. Simply put, we could say that my dissertation, which is comprised of a series of close-readings of works in moral philosophy as well as works of literary fiction, aims to provide support for the intuitive idea that we become better people by reading fiction (a thesis that in no way denies the existence of other ways to attain moral improvement).

Other areas of competence include the history of (moral) philosophy (including history theory), ethical theory, eudamonism, moral psychology, aesthetics, the philosophy of Iris Murdoch and philosophy of emotions.


Completed projects

About the research

Areas of Specialisation: History of Ethics, Moral Philosophy, Ethical Theory, Eudaimonism, Moral Perfectionism

Areas of Competence: History of (Moral) Philosophy (encompassing philosophy of history and history theory), Meta-ethics, Value Theory, Moral Psychology, Philosophy of the Emotions, Philosophy and Literature, Philosophy of Religion


Articles (4)
Conference contributions (4)
Reviews (1)
Articles in specialist publications and popular press (2)

Research portal (Lund University)


Other tasks and qualifications

Frits Gåvertsson

Doctoral Student
Practical Philosophy
Department of Philosophy

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