Virtue Talk podcast: “achieving the highest form of happiness” – Josef Stern

Click the link below to hear our scholar and philosopher Josef Stern discuss Jewish medieval philosophy, his approach as a skeptical reader of Maimonides, multiple levels of meaning into the Akedah or “binding of Isaac”, and how he anticipates  working with scholars in our project across the fields of  philosophy, theology, and psychology will impact … Continue reading Virtue Talk podcast: “achieving the highest form of happiness” – Josef Stern

Bad and Good Self-Transcendence

This piece originally appeared in the Positive Living Newsletter as “The Varieties of Self-Transcendence: The Good and the Bad.” Recently, I have touted the benefits of self-transcendence (ST) in several publications (e.g., Wong, 2016a, b). Since all things exist in polarity (Wong, 2016c, d), naturally, ST also has its downside. This essay will explore the … Continue reading Bad and Good Self-Transcendence

Questions our scholars are asking – part 2 of 2

  We’ve distilled our Scholars’ research for this semester into respective questions; click here to take a look at the questions posted yesterday. 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 … Continue reading Questions our scholars are asking – part 2 of 2

The Good Life Through Polarity and Transcendence – part 2

This post is part 2 of 2 (see yesterday’s post on the Polarity Principle). We’ve repeated the introduction for context. In his encyclopedic book exploring the mysteries of science and philosophy, Guy Murchie (1978) identifies polarity and transcendence as the two great mysteries of all life systems. Murchie’s profound insight is essential to our research … Continue reading The Good Life Through Polarity and Transcendence – part 2

The Good Life Through Polarity and Transcendence – part 1

In his encyclopedic book exploring the mysteries of science and philosophy, Guy Murchie (1978) identifies polarity and transcendence as the two great mysteries of all life systems. Murchie’s profound insight is essential to our research and understanding of virtue, happiness, and meaning—the three constituents of the good life. Contrary to the predominant binary thinking of … Continue reading The Good Life Through Polarity and Transcendence – part 1

The 9th Biennial International Meaning Conference Spirituality, Self-Transcendence, & Second Wave Positive Psychology – Toronto, Canada

Our scholar Dr. Paul Wong is coordinating the premiere second wave positive psychology conference across APA divisions & academic disciplines. The International Network on Personal Meaning (INPM) proudly announces another world congress devoted to meaning-oriented research and interventions. July 28-31. 2016 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Embracing the dark side of life Empowering humanistic values Cultivating meaning, … Continue reading The 9th Biennial International Meaning Conference Spirituality, Self-Transcendence, & Second Wave Positive Psychology – Toronto, Canada