Reading List for “Virtue, Happiness, & Self-Transcendence” – 2017 Summer Session


We’ve had some requests for the reading list from our 2017 Summer Session, “Virtue, Happiness, and Self-Transcendence”. Here it is, organized by faculty member.


Summer Session Reading List

Talbot Brewer:

Lear, Jonathan – Radical Hope, pp. 1-41

Burnyeat, Myles – Aristotle on Learning to be Good


Stephen Brock:

Aquinas – Commentary on the Nicomachean Ethics, books VIII & IX

Aquinas – Summa Contra Gentiles: chapters 111-112 and question 60 and 90-96

Aristotle – Nicomachean Ethics, books VIII & IX

Brock, Stephen – Natural Inclinations of Man

Gallagher, David – Thomas Aquinas on Self-Love as the Basis for Love of Others

Gallagher, David – Desire for Beatitude and Love of Friendship in Thomas Aquinas

Pakaluk, Michael– Identification and Identity in Aristotelian Philia


Jennifer Frey:

Foot, Philippa – Natural Goodness, chapter six “Happiness and Human Good”

Aquinas –  Summa Theologiae, I-II QQ1-6


Candace Vogler:

Kant – Anthropology From a Pragmatic Point of View

Kant – Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals

Engstrom, Stephen – The Concept of the Highest Good in Kant’s Moral Theory


Dan McAdams:

McAdams, D. P – Psychological science and the Nicomachean Ethics: Virtuous actors, agents, and authors

McAdams, D. P – The redemptive self: Stories Americans live by.

McAdams, D. P., & Guo, J. Narrating the generative life.

Walker, L., & Frimer, J. – Moral personality of brave and caring exemplars