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

VIDEO: Meaning

This discussion of meaning led by Owen Flanagan at the Moving Naturalism Forward workshop, October 2012, has recently been uploaded to YouTube, so we wanted to share it here as well. Participants include Sean Carroll, Jerry Coyne, Richard Dawkins, Terrence Deacon, Simon DeDeo, Daniel Dennett, Owen Flangan, Rebecca Goldstein, Janna Levin, David Poeppel, Massimo Pigliucci, … Continue reading VIDEO: Meaning

New and forthcoming books by our scholars

Michael Gorman, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Catholic University of America is the author of Aquinas on the Metaphysics of the Hypostatic Union, June 2017, Cambridge University Press. Kristján Kristjánsson, Deputy Director in the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues and Professor of Character Education and Virtue Ethics at the University of Birmingham, is the author of Virtuous … Continue reading New and forthcoming books by our scholars

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

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