Wisdom, and the cultivation and exercise of strengths of character like courage, temperance, justice, generosity, humility, gratitude, and compassion—virtues—have been taken to be crucial to human flourishing. In this talk, psychologist Howard Nusbaum and philosopher Candace Vogler look at various forms of self-transcendence that provide contexts in which the exercise of virtue in daily life can operate as a source of a sense of purpose or meaning and a source of happiness. They also examine the wisdom that belongs to ordinary human flourishing and requires a deep sense of both humility and social connection.
Howard C. Nusbaum is a professor at the University of Chicago in the Department of Psychology and its College, and a steering committee member of the Neuroscience Institute.
Candace Vogler is the David B. and Clara E. Stern Professor of Philosophy and Professor in the College at the University of Chicago, and Director and Co-PI of the project “Virtue, Happiness, & the Meaning of Life.”
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Monday, June 6, 2016 7:00 p.m.
University of Chicago | Swift Hall, Third Floor Lecture Room
1025 East 58th Street, Chicago, IL
Free and open to the public.
This lecture will be webcast live 7:00pm CST here.