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 and exercise of virtue a source of deep happiness and meaning in human life.
The conference will be free and open to the public.
Online registration is required to attend the daytime conference events. REGISTER HERE for the conference.
Online registration is separate and required for attendence at each keynote talk (see links below).
Jonathan Lear | October 13, 7 pm
For more information and to register for Jonathan Lear's talk, click here.
Cardinal Blase J. Cupich | October 14, 6 pm
For more information and to register for Cardinal Cupich's talk, click here.
Friday, October 13 - Ida Noyes Library & Lounge
1212 E. 59th Street
9:00 am Coffee & pastries
9:30-10:30 Kristján Kristjánsson, Professor of Character Education and Virtue Ethics; Deputy Director of the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues, University of Birmingham
10:45-11:45 Dan P. McAdams, Henry Wade Rogers Professor of Psychology and Professor of Human Development and Social Policy, Northwestern University
12-1:30 pm Lunch (Lounge)
1:45 pm Panel: Transcending Boundaries I
Talbot Brewer, Professor of Philosophy, University of Virginia and Faculty Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture
Michael Gorman, Associate Professor of Philosophy, School of Philosophy, The Catholic University of America
Jean Porter, John A. O'Brien Professor of Theology, University of Notre Dame
2:45-3:45: Tahera Qutbuddin, Associate Professor of Arabic Literature, University of Chicago
4:45 - 5:45 Panel: Virtue, Happiness, & the Meaning of Life Visiting Scholars
Fr. Stephen Brock, Professor of Medieval Philosophy, Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, Rome
Anselm Mueller, University of Trier
Saturday, October 14 - Ida Noyes Library
1212 E. 59th Street
8:30am Coffee & pastries (Lounge)
9:00 - 10:00 am Nancy Snow, Director of the Institute for the Study of Human Flourishing, University of Oklahoma
10:15-11:15 Angela Knobel, Associate Professor of Philosophy, School of Philosophy, The Catholic University of America
11:30-12:30 - Matthias Haase, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Chicago
12:30-1:30 Lunch (Lounge)
1:30-2:30p Panel Transcending Boundaries II
Erik Angner, Associate Professor of Practical Philosophy, Stockholm University
Heather C. Lench, Associate Professor of Psychology and Department Head, Texas A&M University
Dan P. McAdams, Henry Wade Rogers Professor of Psychology and Professor of Human Development and Social Policy, Northwestern University
Robert C. Roberts, Professor of Ethics and Emotion Theory at the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues, and joint Chair with the Royal Institute of Philosophy
3:45-4:45 Owen Flanagan, James B. Duke Professor of Philosophy, Duke University
This event is made possible by a generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation.
Thank you to our conference co-sponsors: Lumen Christi Institute, The University of Chicago Department of Philosophy, The University of Chicago Divinity School, the Martin Marty Center, and The University of Chicago Division of Humanities.