Gavin Beretvas

Graduate Student in Residence

Office Location

South Hall 5721



Research Interests

Ancient Philosophy
Moral Psychology


BA from University of California, Santa Cruz

MA from University of California, Santa Cruz


I am interested in studying philosophy as a way of life: e.g., "what roles, if any, does philosophy play in enabling us to live well, both individually and communally?" 
Outside of philosophy, I enjoy practicing qigong, rock climbing, and playing board games.


My Master's Thesis was on the role love (φιλφσις) plays in the development of a virtuous character within Aristotle's Ethics; I presented the argument that love motivates the development of virtue in unequal friendships of character.