Jennifer A. Frey on action, knowledge, and human goodness | Our Scholars at Oxford for Jubilee Centre Conference on Character, Wisdom, and Virtue, January 5-7, 2017

In early January, four of our scholars—Howard Nusbaum, David Carr, John Haldane, and Robert C. Roberts—and our 2 Principal Investigators—Jennifer Frey and Candace Vogler—all participated in a conference on Character, Wisdom, and Virtue held January 5, 6, and 7, 2017 at Oriel College, Oxford, UK, sponsored by the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues at … Continue reading Jennifer A. Frey on action, knowledge, and human goodness | Our Scholars at Oxford for Jubilee Centre Conference on Character, Wisdom, and Virtue, January 5-7, 2017

Happiness without religion? Vogler and Frey weigh in before debate

Our principal investigators and one of our scholars will debate the idea of happiness without religion this coming Saturday. If you’re in New York, we hope you can join us!   Candace Vogler explains, “Our topic is whether a (presumably mature) human being (presumably with her wits about her) needs religion in order to be … Continue reading Happiness without religion? Vogler and Frey weigh in before debate

Video: Jennifer A. Frey, “Transcendence”

University of South Carolina’s Breakthrough Magazine features our own PI Jennifer A. Frey in their article “Happiness Granted” and video (below). “USC assistant professor of philosophy Jennifer Frey and co-PI Candace Vogler of the University of Chicago landed just such a princely sum this past fall, and they’re hardly bummed about it. Their pursuit of … Continue reading Video: Jennifer A. Frey, “Transcendence”

Progress Report: Virtue, Happiness, & the Meaning of Life

Reporting period January 1 – March 31, 2017 Our project continues to engage the public and influence the work of prominent scholars and graduate students here and abroad. We will hold our 4th Working Group meeting at the University of Chicago in June; Jean Porter will deliver our public lecture, which will be videotaped and … Continue reading Progress Report: Virtue, Happiness, & the Meaning of Life

Announcing the Participants for our 2017 Summer Seminar, “Virtue, Happiness, & Self-Transcendence”

We’re delighted to share the list of participants for our 2017 Summer Seminar, “Virtue, Happiness, and Self-Transcendence“, who hail from all corners of the globe and will convene at the University of Chicago for a week this June. These young researchers will participate in intensive workshop sessions with our faculty to deepen their own research  … Continue reading Announcing the Participants for our 2017 Summer Seminar, “Virtue, Happiness, & Self-Transcendence”

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

Boethius on Happiness Part II: Happiness and Love

Boethius presents us with a picture of happiness in which it is entirely a matter of choice and personal responsibility whether one attains it. If we are unhappy, it is a product of our own culpable ignorance—a failure to know ourselves, and thus a failure to take the means necessary to secure our ultimate, highest … Continue reading Boethius on Happiness Part II: Happiness and Love