“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

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

Creatures of Habit

Recently it has been suggested that the concept of virtue can be understood as something like a skill. Like a skill, virtue is a disposition that requires habituation, where such habituation, however, cannot be reduced to mere routine. It has been central to this view that these two modes of practical knowledge, skill and virtue, … Continue reading Creatures of Habit

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