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  • Virtue, Happiness, & the Meaning of Life Capstone Conference

    University of Chicago | October 13-14, 2017 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...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Economics & the Cultivation of Virtue lecture series

    The London School of Economics and Political Science In his 2017 Robbins Lectures, Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs will argue for a new Moral Economics built firmly on the foundations of the new moral sciences. The goal of moral economics is to promote wellbeing. A core principle is the cultivation of individual...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Centre Publishes Statement on Character, Virtue and Practical Wisdom in Professional Practice

    University of Birmingham The Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues is delighted to publish its Statement on Character, Virtue and Practical Wisdom in the Professions. The statement is founded on research conducted by the Jubilee Centre which explored character and virtues in law, teaching and medicine...
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  • Turning points : Finding experiential forks in the path to wisdom and virtues

    by Howard Nusbaum, Self, Motivation, & Virtue Project People often believe that, by adulthood, the psychology of the way they think, feel, believe, and act is set in stone–that an adult’s personality cannot really change. In part, this may be why people think that wisdom is something unattainable...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Virtues, Vices and Political Influence

    by David Hopper, The Academic Minute Listen to the podcast here. Do virtues or vices make for a more influential politician? Leanne ten Brinke, Banting Postdoctoral Fellow in the Haas School of Business and Department of Psychology at the University of California Berkeley, describes how these different...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Good doctors: An ancient idea inspiring innovative enhancement to medical education?

    by Sabena Jameel, General Medical Council Sabena Jameel, a GP and Associate Dean for GP Education based in Birmingham, talks about her current PhD studies looking at the intellectual virtue of Phronesis (Practical Wisdom) as it relates to medical education and work as a GP. Wednesday evening, and I am...
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  • Being Wise & Being Good - a Conversation with Howard Nusbaum and Candace Vogler

    UChicago News Click here to watch the livestream of "Being Wise & Being Good - a Conversation with Howard Nusbaum and Candace Vogler" Event began Monday, June 6, 7:00 pm Introduction : Wisdom, and the cultivation and exercise of strengths of character like courage, temperance, justice,...
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  • Mindfulness and the Scientific Study of Wisdom

    by Matthew Brensilver, Mindful Schools As the scope of science expands, concepts that were previously confined to the humanities are receiving scientific attention. One recent example of this trend is the scientific exploration of wisdom . Traditionally, discussions of wisdom have been confined to disciplines...
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  • Conversations on Wisdom: Uncut Interview with Nancy Snow (video)

    by Jason Boulware and Jean Matelski Boulware Nancy Snow, PhD is a philosopher and the director of the Institute for the study of Human Flourishing at the University of Oklahoma. She is also co-director for the Self, Motivation, and Virtue Project which supports research to open avenues of inquiry into...
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  • Philosophers received $2 million to research the importance of “getting over yourself”

    by Olivia Goldhill, Quartz Self-obsessed people who just can’t “get over themselves” hardly sounds like a subject worthy of academic research. But Candace Vogler, from the University of Chicago, and Jennifer Frey, from the University of South Carolina, disagree. The importance of “getting over yourself...
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  • Conversations on Wisdom: Nancy Snow

    By Jean Matelski Boulware Nancy Snow, PhD is a philosopher and the director of the Institute for the study of Human Flourishing at the University of Oklahoma. She is also co-director for the Self, Motivation, and Virtue Project which supports research to open avenues of inquiry into virtue using the...
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  • Planting Seeds of Wisdom Part 2: Can Schools Teach Wisdom?

    By Brenda Huskey Some say that wisdom cannot be taught, and that wisdom may be gained only through a life-time of learning through real-world experience. Yet if wisdom can be learned , it can be taught . But how? (Sternberg, 2001; Reznitskaya & Sternberg, 2004). The wisest of teachers have always...
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