Conferences and Lectures

Conference: Luxury and the Ethics of Greed in the Early Modern World (25-26 Sept.)

Conference: Luxury and the Ethics of Greed in the Early Modern World (25-26 Sept.)

August 26, 2014

This conference aims to unravel the complex interaction of the competing paradigms of luxury and greed, which lie at the origins of modern consumption practices. In the western world, the phenomenon of luxury and the ethical dilemmas it raised appeared, for the first time since antiquity, in Renaissance Italy.