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  • Virtue, Happiness, & the Meaning of Life | The University of Chicago
    our Scholars here Project Launch Video Virtue Happiness and the Meaning of Life A Collaboration with Candace Vogler and Jennifer Frey with audience Q A Learn more here Home About Us Initiatives Events December 14 2015 John Haldane Virtue Happiness and the Meaning of Life Working Group Meetings Summer Seminar June 12 17 2016 Virtue and Happiness October 17 2015 Virtue Happiness and the Meaning of Life A Collaboration Calendar News Archive The Virtue Blog Connect Follow Us Facebook Twitter Instagram Support Hosts and Partners The John Templeton Foundation Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society at the University of Chicago The Division of Humanities at the University of Chicago College of Arts and Sciences at the University of South Carolina The Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues Jacques Maritain Center at Notre Dame The Lumen Christi Institute Thomistic Institute The Virtue Blog By fostering intensive collaboration between philosophers religious thinkers and psychologists we will investigate whether self transcendence helps to make ordinary cultivation and exercise of virtue a source of deep happiness and meaning in human life Our blog TheVirtueBlog com will feature converstions video audio and other discussion about our scholars s research into self transcendence Latest posts include

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  • December 14, 2015: John Haldane, "Virtue, Happiness, and the Meaning of Life" | Virtue, Happiness, & the Meaning of Life | The University of Chicago
    South Carolina Law School Auditorium 701 Main Street Columbia The lecture will be followed by a light reception Free and open to the public Registration is requested though not required REGISTER HERE John Haldane will discuss the growing consensus in the field of positive psychology that virtues are the cornerstone of a happy life including how the sciences of human behavior are related to philosophical investigations of value and conduct and how ethical evaluation of action has to do with the issues of existential meaning and happiness John Haldane is professor of philosophy and director of the Centre for Ethics Philosophy and Public Affairs at the University of St Andrews and the J Newton Rayzor Sr Distinguished Professor in Philosophy at Baylor University He is a scholar with the Virtue Happiness and Meaning of Life project Haldane s research interests include issues in the history of philosophy philosophy of mind social and political philosophy ethics and aesthetics Prof Haldane obtained a bachelor of arts in philosophy in 1980 and a Ph D in 1984 He has held fellowships from the Universities of Oxford Cambridge Aberdeen Edinburgh and Pittsburgh A proponent of analytical approaches to the philosophy of Thomas Aquinas Prof

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  • Scholars | Virtue, Happiness, & the Meaning of Life | The University of Chicago
    Studies in Christian Ethics and Théologie Morale Fondamentale Kristján Kristjánsson Professor of Character Education and Virtue Ethics Deputy Director of the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues University of Birmingham Kristján Kristjánsson s research orientation can best be summed up as that of Aristotle inspired philosophical scrutiny of theories in educational psychology and values education with special emphasis on the notions of character and emotional virtue He has written extensively on themes in general education moral education educational psychology moral philosophy and political philosophy and sees himself essentially as a bridge builder between philosophy and social science Kristjánsson is the author of Social Freedom The Responsibility View C U P 2006 Justifying Emotions Pride and Jealousy Routledge 2002 Justice and Desert Based Emotions Ashgate 2006 Aristotle Emotions and Education Ashgate 2007 The Self and Its Emotions C U P 2010 and Virtues and Vices in Positive Psychology C U P 2013 His latest book is Aristotelian Character Education Routledge 2015 Kristjánsson has published over 70 articles in international journals and is an editorial board member of the Journal of Moral Education He has been a Visiting Fellow at Cornell University University of Konstanz St Edmund s College Cambridge University and Institute of Education University of London In 1997 he was elected the Young Humanities Scholar of the Year by the Icelandic Council of Science and in 2011 he was presented with the Ása Guðmundsdóttir Wright Award the most prestigious scholarly award given to an Icelandic academic across the Sciences and Humanities December 2015 Meeting Topic Heather C Lench Associate Professor of Psychology and Associate Department Head Texas A M University Heather C Lench is Associate Professor and Associate Head in the Department of Psychology at Texas A M University She was awarded her PhD from the University of California Irvine in 2007 The underlying premise of her research is that emotional processes are the foundation of behavior and thought Her research examines the role of affective reactions and emotions in how people think about the future and what they think will happen to them in the future Her work on affective reactions and optimism received an American Psychological Association New Investigator Award She also investigates when and why particular emotions might improve functioning and decision making December 2015 Meeting Topic Dan P McAdams Henry Wade Rogers Professor of Psychology and Professor of Human Development and Social Policy Northwestern University Dan P McAdams is a professor and former chair of the Department of Psychology at Northwestern University He was awarded the Ph D in Psychology and Social Relations from Harvard University in 1979 McAdams studies personality development across the human life course with an emphasis on the narratives that people construct to make meaning out of their lives He is the author most recently of THE REDEMPTIVE SELF STORIES AMERICANS LIVE BY Oxford University Press 2013 and THE ART AND SCIENCE OF PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT Guilford Press 2015 and President elect of the Association for Research in Personality December 2015 Meeting Topic Howard C Nusbaum Professor Department of Psychology University of Chicago Division Director for the Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences Division for the National Science Foundation Howard C Nusbaum is professor at the University of Chicago in the Department of Psychology and its College and a steering committee member of the Neuroscience Institute Nusbaum is an internationally recognized expert in cognitive psychology speech science and in cognitive neuroscience Nusbaum investigates the cognitive and neural mechanisms that mediate spoken language use as well as language learning and the role of attention in speech perception In addition he investigates how we understand the meaning of music and how cognitive and social emotional processes interact in decision making and wisdom research He is currently Division Director for the Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences Division in the Social Behavioral and Economic Sciences SBE Directorate for the National Science Foundation December 2015 Meeting Topic John O Callaghan Associate Professor of Philosophy University of Notre Dame John O Callaghan is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame and director of theJacques Maritain Center In 2010 he was appointed as a permanent member of the Pontifical Academy of St Thomas Aquinas He is the author of the frequently cited article on Thomas Aquinas found in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy and is the author of Recovering Nature and Thomistic Realism and the Linguistic Turn Toward a More Perfect Form of Existence published by St Augustine and University of Notre Dame Press respectively Jean Porter John A O Brien Professor of Theology University of Notre Dame Jean Porter is the John A O Brien Professor of Theological Ethics at the University of Notre Dame Her research focuses on the moral theory of Thomas Aquinas seen in the context of his scholastic interlocutors on the one hand and contemporary moral philosophy and theology on the other She has written on scholastic theories of natural law Thomisitc virtue theory and philosophical and theological views on legal theory She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a past President of the Society of Christian Ethics Tahera Qutbuddin Associate Professor of Arabic Literature University of Chicago Tahera Qutbuddin Harvard University PhD 1999 is Associate Professor of Arabic Literature at the University of Chicago She has also taught at Yale University and the University of Utah After school in India she studied Arabic language and literature in Cairo Ain Shams University BA 1988 and Tamhidi Magister 1990 Her scholarship focuses on intersections of the literary the religious and the political in classical Arabic poetry and prose She is the author of Al Muʾayyad al Shirazi and Fatimid Daʿwa Poetry A Case of Commitment in Classical Arabic Literature Leiden Brill 2005 She is also the editor and translator of A Treasury of Virtues Sayings Sermons and Teachings of Ali compiled by al Qadi al Qudaʿi with the One Hundred Proverbs attributed to al Jahiz NYU Press 2013 and of A Light in the Heavens Sayings of the Prophet Muhammad

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  • October 17, 2015: "Virtue, Happiness, and the Meaning of Life: A Collaboration" | Virtue, Happiness, & the Meaning of Life | The University of Chicago
    Summer Seminar June 12 17 2016 Virtue and Happiness October 17 2015 Virtue Happiness and the Meaning of Life A Collaboration Calendar News Archive The Virtue Blog Connect Follow Us Facebook Twitter Instagram Principal Investigators Candace Vogler and Jennifer Frey present Virtue Happiness and the Meaning of Life A Collaboration Humanities Day at the University of Chicago 2 00 pm October 17 2015 Under what conditions do the everyday activities associated with being a good person provide a source of happiness and meaning in human life What is the difference between morally serious people whose lives give them deep happiness and a sense of purpose and morally serious people whose lives feel hollow We are embarking on a 28 month project funded by the John Templeton Foundation to explore and research these questions The project hosted by the Neubauer Family Collegium for Culture and Society at the University of Chicago and the University of South Carolina at Columbia brings together an international gathering of 30 scholars in philosophy psychology and religious studies to engage in collaborative research on trans personal self transcendent good as a framework for investigating fundamental questions about human life This presentation was webcast live 2pm central

    Original URL path: http://virtue.uchicago.edu/page/october-17-2015-virtue-happiness-and-meaning-life-collaboration (2015-12-01)
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  • Virtue, Happiness, & the Meaning of Life | The University of Chicago
    our Scholars here Project Launch Video Virtue Happiness and the Meaning of Life A Collaboration with Candace Vogler and Jennifer Frey with audience Q A Learn more here Home About Us Initiatives Events December 14 2015 John Haldane Virtue Happiness and the Meaning of Life Working Group Meetings Summer Seminar June 12 17 2016 Virtue and Happiness October 17 2015 Virtue Happiness and the Meaning of Life A Collaboration Calendar News Archive The Virtue Blog Connect Follow Us Facebook Twitter Instagram Support Hosts and Partners The John Templeton Foundation Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society at the University of Chicago The Division of Humanities at the University of Chicago College of Arts and Sciences at the University of South Carolina The Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues Jacques Maritain Center at Notre Dame The Lumen Christi Institute Thomistic Institute The Virtue Blog By fostering intensive collaboration between philosophers religious thinkers and psychologists we will investigate whether self transcendence helps to make ordinary cultivation and exercise of virtue a source of deep happiness and meaning in human life Our blog TheVirtueBlog com will feature converstions video audio and other discussion about our scholars s research into self transcendence Latest posts include

    Original URL path: https://virtue.uchicago.edu/ (2015-12-01)
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  • Scholars | Virtue, Happiness, & the Meaning of Life | The University of Chicago
    Studies in Christian Ethics and Théologie Morale Fondamentale Kristján Kristjánsson Professor of Character Education and Virtue Ethics Deputy Director of the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues University of Birmingham Kristján Kristjánsson s research orientation can best be summed up as that of Aristotle inspired philosophical scrutiny of theories in educational psychology and values education with special emphasis on the notions of character and emotional virtue He has written extensively on themes in general education moral education educational psychology moral philosophy and political philosophy and sees himself essentially as a bridge builder between philosophy and social science Kristjánsson is the author of Social Freedom The Responsibility View C U P 2006 Justifying Emotions Pride and Jealousy Routledge 2002 Justice and Desert Based Emotions Ashgate 2006 Aristotle Emotions and Education Ashgate 2007 The Self and Its Emotions C U P 2010 and Virtues and Vices in Positive Psychology C U P 2013 His latest book is Aristotelian Character Education Routledge 2015 Kristjánsson has published over 70 articles in international journals and is an editorial board member of the Journal of Moral Education He has been a Visiting Fellow at Cornell University University of Konstanz St Edmund s College Cambridge University and Institute of Education University of London In 1997 he was elected the Young Humanities Scholar of the Year by the Icelandic Council of Science and in 2011 he was presented with the Ása Guðmundsdóttir Wright Award the most prestigious scholarly award given to an Icelandic academic across the Sciences and Humanities December 2015 Meeting Topic Heather C Lench Associate Professor of Psychology and Associate Department Head Texas A M University Heather C Lench is Associate Professor and Associate Head in the Department of Psychology at Texas A M University She was awarded her PhD from the University of California Irvine in 2007 The underlying premise of her research is that emotional processes are the foundation of behavior and thought Her research examines the role of affective reactions and emotions in how people think about the future and what they think will happen to them in the future Her work on affective reactions and optimism received an American Psychological Association New Investigator Award She also investigates when and why particular emotions might improve functioning and decision making December 2015 Meeting Topic Dan P McAdams Henry Wade Rogers Professor of Psychology and Professor of Human Development and Social Policy Northwestern University Dan P McAdams is a professor and former chair of the Department of Psychology at Northwestern University He was awarded the Ph D in Psychology and Social Relations from Harvard University in 1979 McAdams studies personality development across the human life course with an emphasis on the narratives that people construct to make meaning out of their lives He is the author most recently of THE REDEMPTIVE SELF STORIES AMERICANS LIVE BY Oxford University Press 2013 and THE ART AND SCIENCE OF PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT Guilford Press 2015 and President elect of the Association for Research in Personality December 2015 Meeting Topic Howard C Nusbaum Professor Department of Psychology University of Chicago Division Director for the Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences Division for the National Science Foundation Howard C Nusbaum is professor at the University of Chicago in the Department of Psychology and its College and a steering committee member of the Neuroscience Institute Nusbaum is an internationally recognized expert in cognitive psychology speech science and in cognitive neuroscience Nusbaum investigates the cognitive and neural mechanisms that mediate spoken language use as well as language learning and the role of attention in speech perception In addition he investigates how we understand the meaning of music and how cognitive and social emotional processes interact in decision making and wisdom research He is currently Division Director for the Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences Division in the Social Behavioral and Economic Sciences SBE Directorate for the National Science Foundation December 2015 Meeting Topic John O Callaghan Associate Professor of Philosophy University of Notre Dame John O Callaghan is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame and director of theJacques Maritain Center In 2010 he was appointed as a permanent member of the Pontifical Academy of St Thomas Aquinas He is the author of the frequently cited article on Thomas Aquinas found in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy and is the author of Recovering Nature and Thomistic Realism and the Linguistic Turn Toward a More Perfect Form of Existence published by St Augustine and University of Notre Dame Press respectively Jean Porter John A O Brien Professor of Theology University of Notre Dame Jean Porter is the John A O Brien Professor of Theological Ethics at the University of Notre Dame Her research focuses on the moral theory of Thomas Aquinas seen in the context of his scholastic interlocutors on the one hand and contemporary moral philosophy and theology on the other She has written on scholastic theories of natural law Thomisitc virtue theory and philosophical and theological views on legal theory She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a past President of the Society of Christian Ethics Tahera Qutbuddin Associate Professor of Arabic Literature University of Chicago Tahera Qutbuddin Harvard University PhD 1999 is Associate Professor of Arabic Literature at the University of Chicago She has also taught at Yale University and the University of Utah After school in India she studied Arabic language and literature in Cairo Ain Shams University BA 1988 and Tamhidi Magister 1990 Her scholarship focuses on intersections of the literary the religious and the political in classical Arabic poetry and prose She is the author of Al Muʾayyad al Shirazi and Fatimid Daʿwa Poetry A Case of Commitment in Classical Arabic Literature Leiden Brill 2005 She is also the editor and translator of A Treasury of Virtues Sayings Sermons and Teachings of Ali compiled by al Qadi al Qudaʿi with the One Hundred Proverbs attributed to al Jahiz NYU Press 2013 and of A Light in the Heavens Sayings of the Prophet Muhammad

    Original URL path: https://virtue.uchicago.edu/page/scholars (2015-12-01)
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  • October 17, 2015: "Virtue, Happiness, and the Meaning of Life: A Collaboration" | Virtue, Happiness, & the Meaning of Life | The University of Chicago
    Summer Seminar June 12 17 2016 Virtue and Happiness October 17 2015 Virtue Happiness and the Meaning of Life A Collaboration Calendar News Archive The Virtue Blog Connect Follow Us Facebook Twitter Instagram Principal Investigators Candace Vogler and Jennifer Frey present Virtue Happiness and the Meaning of Life A Collaboration Humanities Day at the University of Chicago 2 00 pm October 17 2015 Under what conditions do the everyday activities associated with being a good person provide a source of happiness and meaning in human life What is the difference between morally serious people whose lives give them deep happiness and a sense of purpose and morally serious people whose lives feel hollow We are embarking on a 28 month project funded by the John Templeton Foundation to explore and research these questions The project hosted by the Neubauer Family Collegium for Culture and Society at the University of Chicago and the University of South Carolina at Columbia brings together an international gathering of 30 scholars in philosophy psychology and religious studies to engage in collaborative research on trans personal self transcendent good as a framework for investigating fundamental questions about human life This presentation was webcast live 2pm central

    Original URL path: https://virtue.uchicago.edu/page/october-17-2015-virtue-happiness-and-meaning-life-collaboration (2015-12-01)
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