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

DEC 7 at the University of Oklahoma: The Moral Life of Children: Toward a Richer Understanding

If you’re in the area, we recommend this event hosted by our partner, The Institute for the Study of Human Flourishing and The University of Oklahoma, which is directed by our scholar Nancy Snow. The Moral Life of Children: Toward a Richer Understanding James D. Hunter, Ph.D. LaBrosse-Levinson Distinguished Professor of Religion, Culture and Social Theory … Continue reading DEC 7 at the University of Oklahoma: The Moral Life of Children: Toward a Richer Understanding

Capstone Conference Day 2: photos & tweets

Our scholars presented their findings at our “capstone” conference October 13-14, 2017 at the University of Chicago, which we captured in photos and tweets. Visit our Flickr page for the full album and our Twitter page for more observations. Below are highlights from Saturday, October 14. Saturday, October 14 – Ida Noyes Hall, Cloister Club 9:00-10:00 am Owen Flanagan, James … Continue reading Capstone Conference Day 2: photos & tweets

Capstone Conference Schedule

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 Capstone Conference Schedule

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

Magnificence in Renaissance Italy: Vice or ‘Impure’ Virtue?

This is part two of a two-part series on magnificence, generosity, and virtue.   We should not decide on the status of virtues – whether they are separate or subordinate to one another – on the basis of theoretical considerations alone. Instead, we should identify and differentiate virtues by examining how they emerge in the … Continue reading Magnificence in Renaissance Italy: Vice or ‘Impure’ Virtue?

The Perils of Magnificence

This is part one of a two-part series on magnificence, generosity, and virtue.   One of the big issues shaping this election year is public concern with the relationship between charitable giving and political gain. Without taking sides in the debate over whether public officials should also run charitable organizations or foundations, I would like … Continue reading The Perils of Magnificence