Virtue Talk Podcast: Philosopher Nancy Snow on virtue, ethics, and human flourishing

Click the link below to hear our scholar and philosopher Nancy Snow discuss her current and far-ranging research, initiatives, and the impact of  working with psychologists and theologians in our project is having in ways she considers the idea of virtue, ethics, and moral education, and human flourishing. Nancy Snow | Virtue Talk     … Continue reading Virtue Talk Podcast: Philosopher Nancy Snow on virtue, ethics, and human flourishing

Congratulations to the Institute for the Study of Human Flourishing: “Self, Virtue and Public Life Project”

The University of Oklahoma Institute for the Study of Human Flourishing is the recipient of a $3.9 million grant from the Templeton Religion Trust to advance the “Self, Virtue and Public Life Project.” The grant will provide funding for new research projects, conferences, edited volumes and community outreach activities. The project is set to begin … Continue reading Congratulations to the Institute for the Study of Human Flourishing: “Self, Virtue and Public Life Project”

Podcast: “Walt Whitman on hope and national character” | Sacred & Profane Love

  In Episode 3 of the podcast Sacred & Profane Love, philosopher Jennifer A. Frey has a conversation with fellow philosopher Nancy Snow, about why she thinks we should be reading the poetry of Walt Whitman in our current political moment.  We discuss Whitman’s, “Song of Myself” and “Democratic Vistas,” and how each of these … Continue reading Podcast: “Walt Whitman on hope and national character” | Sacred & Profane Love

Podcast: “Transfiguring Love in the Brothers Karamazov” | Sacred & Profane Love

    In Episode 2 of the podcast Sacred & Profane Love, philosopher Jennifer A. Frey has a conversation with fellow philosopher, David McPherson (Creighton University), about transfiguring love as explored by Fyodor Dostoyevsky in his influential novel, The Brother’s Karamazov.  The episode covers Dostoyevksy’s treatment of the classic problem of evil—i.e., the problem of reconciling … Continue reading Podcast: “Transfiguring Love in the Brothers Karamazov” | Sacred & Profane Love

Podcast: Sacred & Profane Love

Through wide ranging conversations with philosophers, literary critics, artists, and theologians, philosopher Jennifer A. Frey explores the nature of love and happiness as depicted in important works of literature, poetry, and film. Episode 1: Redemptive love and comic mercy in the short stories of Flannery O’Connor  Forthcoming episodes include: David McPherson, “Transfiguring love in The … Continue reading Podcast: Sacred & Profane Love

“Teaching Virtue”

Our scholar Nancy Snow has co-authored a paper with Dr. Scott Beck on “Teaching Virtue”, and a free draft is available online. ABSTRACT: Can virtue be taught? The question is a controversial one, harking back to Confucianism and the Platonic dialogues. We assume that virtue can be taught in the sense that teachers can influence … Continue reading “Teaching Virtue”