Capstone Conference Day 2: photos & tweets

Our scholars presented their findings at our “capstone” conference October 13-14, 2017 at the University of Chicago, which we captured in photos and tweets. Visit our Flickr page for the full album and our Twitter page for more observations. Below are highlights from Saturday, October 14. Saturday, October 14 – Ida Noyes Hall, Cloister Club 9:00-10:00 am Owen Flanagan, James … Continue reading Capstone Conference Day 2: photos & tweets

Capstone Conference Schedule

If you can’t make it in person, or weren’t able to register in time, follow along as we live-tweet #VHML17 our Capstone Conference from the University of Chicago https://twitter.com/UChiVirtue  Capstone Conference University of Chicago | October 13-14, 2017 Our “capstone” conference will feature talks, panels, and discussions with the philosophers, religious thinkers, and psychologists who have … Continue reading Capstone Conference Schedule

Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Prof. Jonathan Lear to give keynotes at conference

(From left): Cardinal Blase J. Cupich and Prof. Jonathan Lear will present the keynote talks. Oct. 13 and 14 event caps Virtue, Happiness & the Meaning of Life project By Andrew Bauld October 6, 2017 Press Inquiries    After more than two years of research with collaboration between philosophers, religious thinkers and psychologists, the Virtue, Happiness & … Continue reading Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Prof. Jonathan Lear to give keynotes at conference

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

Scholarship of Self-Transcendence

This article originally appeared in Tableau, the Division of the Humanities at the University of Chicago’s quarterly publication, as Scholarship of Self-Transcendence: Candace Vogler leads a search for the meaning of life by Courtney C. W. Guerra.   Candace Vogler, the David B. and Clara E. Stern Professor in Philosophy, is invested in her fellow human … Continue reading Scholarship of Self-Transcendence

When babies identify meaningful cultural differences

Note: This piece first appeared in the New York Times on August 19, 2016 as “Babies Watching People Eat”. You may not be surprised to learn that food preference is a social matter. What we choose to eat depends on more than just what tastes good or is healthful. People in different cultures eat different … Continue reading When babies identify meaningful cultural differences

Multilingual exposure improves children’s social abilities

Note: This piece first appeared in the New York Times on March 11, 2016, as “The Superior Social Skills of Bilinguals”. Being bilingual has some obvious advantages. Learning more than one language enables new conversations and new experiences. But in recent years, psychology researchers have demonstrated some less obvious advantages of bilingualism, too. For instance, … Continue reading Multilingual exposure improves children’s social abilities