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Research Fellow: Dr. Panos Paris

Panos recently completed his PhD in Philosophy at the University of St Andrews. In his thesis, 'Aesthetics, Ethics, and Character: A Defence of the Moral Beauty View', he defended the view that moral virtues are beautiful, and moral vices ugly, character traits. His research interests are in aesthetics and ethics, as well as the relationship between these realms of value. Currently, he is working on beauty, the debate over whether (and in what way) moral properties of artworks are relevant to their aesthetic evaluation, as well as on the relationship between personality and moral character, and neo-Aristotelian ethical naturalism, including the relationship and transactions between the descriptive and the normative domains. 

Panos is currently working on The Psychological Development of Character: Emotion , Identity and Phronesis project.

Contact Details

Telephone: +44 (0)121 415 8077


Room 1239
12th Floor (West) Muirhead Tower
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston, Birmingham
B15 2TT, United Kingdom

  • 2012-2016: PhD in Philosophy - University of St Andrews (with a full scholarship from the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation)
  • 2011-2012: MLitt in Philosophy (Distinction in Coursework) - University of St Andrews (with a full scholarship from the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation)
  • 2010-2011: MA in Filmmaking (Distinction) - Goldsmiths, University of London
  • 2005-2009: MA (Hons) in Philosophy and Film & TV Studies (First Class) - University of Glasgow
  • The Deformity-Related Conception of Ugliness (2017) British Journal of Aesthetics 57: 2
  • Scepticism About Virtue and the Five-Factor Model of Personality (2016) Utilitas (published online; print publication forthcoming)