The Virtue Blog

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By fostering intensive collaboration between philosophers, religious thinkers, and psychologists, we 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 an audio lecture by Fr. Thomas Joseph White on Metaphysics: Philosophy as Wisdom; our latest Virtue Talk podcast, “achieving the highest form of happiness” with Josef Stern; and an interview with Candace Vogler, “You don’t have a beautiful soul if it’s useless to everyone around you.”