Virtue Talk podcast: Erik Angner on happiness research

Click the link below to hear our Scholar Erik Angner on happiness and the possibilities for research within this project. Erik Angner | Virtue Talk Erik Angner is Associate Professor of Philosophy, Economics, and Public Policy at George Mason University, where he directs the undergraduate Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) Program. As a result of serious … Continue reading Virtue Talk podcast: Erik Angner on happiness research

October 13-14, 2017 | Virtue, Happiness, & the Meaning of Life Capstone Conference

Join us for our “capstone” conference, which will feature talks, panels, and discussions with the philosophers, religious thinkers, and psychologists who have been working together to investigate whether self-transcendence helps to make ordinary cultivation and exercise of virtue a source of deep happiness and meaning in human life. The conference is free and open to … Continue reading October 13-14, 2017 | Virtue, Happiness, & the Meaning of Life Capstone Conference

Why the Science of Well-Being Needs the Philosophy of Well-Being – and Vice Versa

We’re presenting a short series of abstracts of the work-in-progress our scholars presented and discussed at their June 2017 Working Group Meeting. Erik Angner is Associate Professor of Practical Philosophy at Stockholm University. I argue that the relationship between science and philosophy is symbiotic and surprisingly symmetrical: while science depends on philosophy in such a … Continue reading Why the Science of Well-Being Needs the Philosophy of Well-Being – and Vice Versa

Frey and Vogler Keynote Stockholm Conference

Our scholar Erik Angner has coordinated the workshop “Workshop: Happiness, Virtue, and the Meaning of Life” at Stockholm University. In recent years, psychologists, neuroscientists, economists, and other scientists have turned their attention to traditional philosophical themes of happiness, virtue, and the meaning of life. Perhaps not coincidentally, philosophers’ interest in these themes appears to have … Continue reading Frey and Vogler Keynote Stockholm Conference

Workshop on Happiness, Virtue, and the Meaning of Life at Stockholm University | May 5-6, 2017

This two-day workshop aims to close the gap between empirical and philosophical approaches to questions of happiness, virtue, and the meaning of life, in the interest of encouraging the development of an empirically informed philosophy and a science with philosophical awareness. Organizers: Erik Angner and Mats Ingelström. Keynotes by Jennifer A. Frey (University of South … Continue reading Workshop on Happiness, Virtue, and the Meaning of Life at Stockholm University | May 5-6, 2017

Thinking about Christmas like an economist

This post first appeared on the Stockholm University’s online 2016 Advent Calendar. For the original post and link to others in the series, click here.   What is Christmas? A time for communion with family and friends, perhaps, or a period of quiet reflection? If that’s what you think, it’s because you’re not a hard-nosed … Continue reading Thinking about Christmas like an economist