Owen Flanagan Joins Virtue Scholars

Virtue, Happiness, & the Meaning of Life (VHML) has a new scholar: Philosopher Owen Flanagan of Duke University will join the scholars at their next two working group meetings. Flanagan and our project are already familiar with each other; he was a faculty member during the June 2016 Summer Seminar “Virtue & Happiness”.   When … Continue reading Owen Flanagan Joins Virtue Scholars

Interview with Owen Flanagan on The Prosblogion: Philosophy of Religion Blog

This interview by Helen De Cruz is with Owen Flanagan, James B Duke University Professor of Philosophy at Duke University and faculty member for our first Summer Seminar, “Virtue & Happiness”. It originally appears in the blog The Prosblogion. Helen De Cruz: Can you tell me something about your academic position, and about your current … Continue reading Interview with Owen Flanagan on The Prosblogion: Philosophy of Religion Blog

What work does anger do across moralities?

For our December 2016 Working Group Meeting , the questions I’m asking are, What work does anger do across moralities? and  What work ought anger to do in a particular morality?   The first is a question in psychology, sociology, anthropology, and politics. It calls for thick description and explanation. The second is a question … Continue reading What work does anger do across moralities?

Questions our scholars are asking – part 1 of 2

We’ve distilled our Scholars’ research for this semester into respective questions; tomorrow we’ll post eight more. And in forthcoming posts, we’ll feature in-depth look at each. For now, we thought our readers would enjoy pondering each question. Together, they can read as a kind of meditation on the inter-relatedness of virtue, happiness, and deep meaning … Continue reading Questions our scholars are asking – part 1 of 2

Group photo: “Virtue & Happiness” Summer Seminar

This week on the Virtue Blog, I’ll post photos from our first summer seminar, “Virtue & Happiness”. I took our group photo on the grounds of Moreau Seminary, the location for our week-long series of seminars, discussions, great food, and walks around the lakes. Click the photo to make it larger! ~ Valerie Wallace, Associate … Continue reading Group photo: “Virtue & Happiness” Summer Seminar

Interview with Jason Welle, Summer Seminar Participant

This post is part of a series of interviews with our incoming class for the “Virtue & Happiness” 2016 Summer Seminar.  Father Jason Welle, OFM of the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in Washington, D.C. is a doctoral student at Georgetown University in Theology and Religious Studies, with a focus on Christianity and Islam. Valerie Wallace: Where are you from? … Continue reading Interview with Jason Welle, Summer Seminar Participant