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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