Our scholar Darcia Narvaez, Professor of Psychology at the University of Notre Dame and Advisory Board Member for the Institute for the Study of Human Flourishing, has organized the conference “Practicing Science: Virtues, Values, and the Good Life”. The CFP is below.
The event will include a public lecture by Kristján Kristjánsson, also a scholar with our project, and Professor of Character Education and Virtue Ethics and Deputy Director of the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues.
August 9-12, 2018
University of Notre Dame London Gateway
Since 2016, a multi-disciplinary research team at the University of Notre Dame, and funded by the Templeton Religion Trust, has been exploring the relationship between virtue and scientific practice with a particular focus on laboratory research in biology.
This conference will showcase the team’s findings, and we welcome proposals for contribute papers to enhance these discussions.
Potential research questions include:
- How can the language of virtue enrich, change, or challenge our understanding of science?
- Does the contemporary practice of scientific research require or bolster certain virtues (or vices)?
- How can ideas drawn from virtue ethics or virtue epistemology illuminate (and perhaps improve) the training and mentoring of scientists?
To submit a proposal, please send a title, abstract (no more than 250 words), and short c.v. to by February 2, 2018. Decisions about contributed proposals will be communicated to applicants by March 1, 2018.
Further details of the conference program can be found at http://ctshf.nd.edu/news/call-for-papers-practicing-science-virtues-values-and-the-good-life/.