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

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

A New Center for Practical Wisdom at the University of Chicago

  The Center for Practical Wisdom at the University of Chicago aims to deepen scientific understanding of wisdom and its role in choices of everyday life. Research at the center is geared towards individual development of wisdom and the circumstances in which people are most likely to make wiser decisions. Core research projects at the … Continue reading A New Center for Practical Wisdom at the University of Chicago

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

Questions our scholars are asking – round two

This coming week (June 6-10, 2016, at the Neubauer Collegium at the University of Chicago) is the second of four meetings for our  scholars (the first was December 2015 at the University of South Carolina). These meetings are immersive experiences for these scholars, who are philosophers, theologians, and psychologists; the meetings are aimed at generating systematic and integrated knowledge, including … Continue reading Questions our scholars are asking – round two