Virtue Talk Podcast: Michael Gorman on Listening to Others and Finding Meaning

Click the link below to hear our scholar and philosopher Michael Gorman discuss his research in human fulfillment, and how his thinking about scholarship and research has been impacted in surprising ways by our collaborative project. Michael Gorman | Virtue Talk Micahel Gorman is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the School of Philosophy at The … Continue reading Virtue Talk Podcast: Michael Gorman on Listening to Others and Finding Meaning

What is the role of friendship in human flourishing?

For our December 2016 Working Group Meeting, the question I’m asking is, What is the role of friendship in human flourishing? In the Aristotelian-scholastic tradition, moral or ethical goodness is understood to be crucially related to the flourishing or full actualization of human persons: the idea, to a first approximation, is that a fully good … Continue reading What is the role of friendship in human flourishing?

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: Working Group Meeting June 2016

We’re so happy our scholars are here in Chicago! Find out more about our scholars and their work this week in June here, and working group meetings in general, here. Our scholars and team are: From left to right, back row: Santiago Mejia, Michael Gorman, Matthias Haase, Jennifer A. Frey, Father Kevin Flannery, Candace Vogler, … Continue reading Group photo: Working Group Meeting June 2016

Questions our scholars are asking – round two

This coming week (June 6-10, 2016, at the Neubauer Collegium at the University of Chicago) is the second of four meetings for our  scholars (the first was December 2015 at the University of South Carolina). These meetings are immersive experiences for these scholars, who are philosophers, theologians, and psychologists; the meetings are aimed at generating systematic and integrated knowledge, including … Continue reading Questions our scholars are asking – round two