“To Change the World Through Thought” – Virtue Talk Podcast: Philosopher Matthias Haase

Click the link below to hear our scholar and philosopher Matthias Haase discuss his research in philosophy of action, and the unexpected benefits of doing research with theologians and psychologists. Matthias Haase | Virtue Talk Matthias Haase is Lecturer at the University of Leipzig, and in January 2016, will be Assistant Professor of Philosophy at … Continue reading “To Change the World Through Thought” – Virtue Talk Podcast: Philosopher Matthias Haase

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

Practically Self-Conscious Life

  We’re presenting a short series of abstracts of the work-in-progress our scholars presented and discussed at their June 2017 Working Group Meeting. Matthias Haase is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Chicago.   Ethical Naturalism, as Philippa Foot conceives it, is the thesis that ethical goodness is a species of natural goodness. … Continue reading Practically Self-Conscious Life

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

Practical Truth: Reflections on the Aristotelian Tradition | UofSC April 21-22, 2017

Free and open to the public | Registration (required): click here Contact Person: Jennifer A. Frey The term ‘practical truth’ can be traced back to Aristotle. Although there has been much recent work into the importance of the concept of practical knowledge for our understanding of human action and ethics, very little work has been done … Continue reading Practical Truth: Reflections on the Aristotelian Tradition | UofSC April 21-22, 2017

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