Frankl’s Self-Transcendence Model and Virtue Ethics – Part 1 of 2

Paul T.P. Wong is Professor Emeritus, Trent University, and a scholar with Virtue, Happiness, & the Meaning of Life.  Timothy Reilly is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Developing Virtues in the Practice of Science Project at the University of Notre Dame, and was a participant in our 2017 Summer Seminar, Virtue, Happiness, and Self-Transcendence. This post is part 1 … Continue reading Frankl’s Self-Transcendence Model and Virtue Ethics – Part 1 of 2

Virtue, Flourishing, Culture and the Evolved Nest

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. Darcia Narvaez is Professor of Psychology at the University of Notre Dame. If we are going to discuss virtue and happiness, we must take into account the life world in which we exist. … Continue reading Virtue, Flourishing, Culture and the Evolved Nest

Developing the virtues

Helicopter parenting is denounced by onlookers (e.g., David Brooks) as babying children who should be self-reliant, a highly valued characteristic in the USA. Children should not need parents but should use their own capacities to get through the day. The notion of a good person is intertwined with this individualistic view of persons and relationships. … Continue reading Developing the virtues

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

What Makes a Scientist Good? A Psychological Exploration

Why do people do what they do? Why is science so important to some people? What does it offer to them that other activities do not? Considering the ends of science is one starting point for considering the particularities of virtue in science. Addressing the role of virtue in science entails understanding the purposes of … Continue reading What Makes a Scientist Good? A Psychological Exploration