June 14, 2019

Call for Papers – Populism and the Recovery of the Intellectual Virtues

An announcement from Greg Peterson (South Dakota State University): Our SDSU Ethics Lab has recently received a South Dakota Humanities Council Grant to support a small workshop on “Populism and the Recovery of the Intellectual Virtues.” The workshop is Sept 25-27, and will feature Heather Battaly (Philosophy, University of Connecticut) and Kirk Hawkins (Political Science, Brigham Young University). For six participants who commit […]
April 24, 2019

Project co-Director Speaks in Washington, D.C.

Project co-director, Nancy Snow, recently spoke at several important events in Washington, D.C. On March 27, she served as a conference panelist to discuss the new book, War Crimes: Causes, Excuses, and Blame, by Jessica Wolfendale and Matt Talbert. The conference was hosted by Georgetown University’s Law Center. The next day, on March 28, Snow presented the keynote address for the 2019 […]
March 1, 2019
Pan-Asian Symposium on Morality, Character and Wisdom

Call for Submissions: Pan-Asian Symposium on Morality, Character and Wisdom

Dear Friends of the Self, Virtue and Public Life Project – We are pleased to post this recent announcement about a new conference on morality, character and wisdom. Pan-Asian Symposium on Morality, Character and Wisdom July 23rd-25th 2019 Colombo, Sri Lanka We would like to draw your attention to the first Pan-Asian symposium on Morality, Character, and Wisdom, July 23rd-25th […]
February 6, 2019

Linda Zagzebski’s Persian Translation of “Virtues of the Mind” Receives Prestigious Award

In 1996, professor of philosophy Linda Zagzebski published Virtues of the Mind: An Inquiry into the Nature of Virtue and the Ethical Foundations of Knowledge (Cambridge University Press, 1996). The book quickly became a landmark work in contemporary epistemology, and has been translated into multiple languages over the past decade. The Persian edition, translated by Amirhossein Khodaparast, recently won Iran’s Book of […]
January 7, 2019

Project co-Directors Present Research on Empathy

In September 2018, Self, Virtue and Public Life directors Nancy Snow and Darcia Narvaez participated in a webinar conference titled, “Empathy and Emotions in Morality, Communication, and Human Life.” Snow presented a paper on “Compassion, Empathy, and Prosocial Behavior.” A video of that presentation is available below. Narvaez presented research on “Ethogenesis: Darwin’s ‘Moral Sense’, Early Experience and Moral Mindsets,” […]
November 27, 2018
Jean Venier

Michael Spezio and Team Find Humility is Key to Flourishing Communities and Functioning Democracy

Featured Image: Jean Venier, founder of l’Arche and recipient of the 2015 Templeton Prize. Photo by Elodie Perriot. Copyright 2011. Used with permission. In 2016 the Self, Motivation and Virtue Project awarded a research grant to Michael Spezio (Scripps College) and Robert Roberts (Baylor University) to explore models of humility in “stable communities of care, forgiveness, and reconciliation.” The team’s research included extensive […]
September 25, 2018

Grant Announcement

We are pleased to announce the establishment of a new research initiative, “The Self, Virtue, and Public Life,” a three-year, interdisciplinary project based at the University of Oklahoma. Funded with generous support from the Templeton Religion Trust, the purpose of the project is to: Support new research on topics related to the self, virtue and public life; and Integrate outreach […]
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