The Virtue Blog

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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,, features converstions, video, audio, and other discussions about and with our scholars' research into self-transcendence, virtue, and happiness. Recent posts include Tahera Qutbuddin on universal human virtues found in Arabic Literature and Katherine Kinzler's "Raising Children Well in the Age of Trump."  This week we have an audio lecture on metaphysics and science from Fr. Thomas Joseph White and an exploration by Jaime Hovey on Solzhenitsyn's idea of self-transcendence as civic duty.