Department of Philosophy

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University


I am currently part of the interdisciplinary project The Somerville-group and the introduction of historical arguments in philosophy funded by The Bank of Sweden Centenary Foundation, which aims to highlight and analyse the pioneering efforts made by a group of female philosophers including G. E. M. Anscombe, Iris Murdoch, Mary Midgley and Philippa Foot, in particular with regards to historical modes of argument and connections to earlier continental thought.

I am also currently working on exemplifying how engagement with fiction can be seen as furthering moral understanding from a moral perfectionist perspective through a series of close readings of John Williams’s novels and how a rapidly changing Artworld context necessitates novel understandings of role-specific duties and commitments on both an individual and collective level.


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


Books (1)
Articles (7)
Conference contributions (4)
Reviews (1)
Articles in specialist publications and popular press (2)

Research portal (Lund University)


Other tasks and qualifications

Frits Gåvertsson

Division of History of Ideas and Sciences
Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences

Teaching Staff
Practical Philosophy
Department of Philosophy

Contact information

E-mail frits.gavertssonkultur.luse

Mobile +46 76 848 27 07

Room LUX:C355

Visiting address Helgonavägen 3, Lund

Postal address Box 192, 221 00 Lund

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