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

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

The Structural Significance of Pagan Virtue

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. Angela Knobel is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the School of Philosophy at The Catholic University of America.   Augustine is supposed to have said that the virtues of the pagans were no … Continue reading The Structural Significance of Pagan Virtue

Scrooge and Sudden Moral Change

Neo-Aristotelian virtue ethicists, unlike Aristotle himself, seem willing to agree that significant moral change – a change wherein, for instance, a vicious individual becomes virtuous or vice versa – is possible.[1] They unanimously insist, however, that if and when such a change occurs, it can only occur over a prolonged period of time. A single … Continue reading Scrooge and Sudden Moral Change

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