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Centre for the Study of Equality and Multiculturalism (2007 - 2012)

Centre for the Study of Equality and Multiculturalism (CESEM) was an interdisciplinary forum for research on issues of equality, in particular equality and equal treatment of members of different ethnic, national, and religious groups.

CESEM combined normative and empirical approaches to equality and related values of justice (such as liberty).

The centre's research activities fall in four main pillars:

1) dimensions of equality

2) rights and cultural identities

3) immigration, globalisation, and the welfare state

4) discrimination against minorities.

The directors of CESEM were Nils Holtug and Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen. The centre was supported by a grant from the Danish Research Council for Culture and Communication.

Centre for Neoplatonic Virtue Ethics (2010-2013)

The Centre examined a Neoplatonic variant of Ancient virtue theory and its influence on Medieval and Renaissance moral philosophy. The motivation is two-fold. First, Neoplatonic virtue theory is still uncharted territory in the history of philosophy, even though it had important ramifications in Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance thought. Second, an examination of Neoplatonic virtue theory, including its criticism of Aristotle’s virtue theory, may uncover problems inherent in modern virtue ethics inspired by Aristotle.

The project was supported by The Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation over a period of four years (2010-2013). Contact Leo Catana