October 13, 2017 | Jonathan Lear - Keynote for VHML Capstone Conference


Friday, October 13, 2017 | Breasted Hall in the Oriental Institute 1155 East 58th Street at the University of Chicago

This event is free and open to the public. As space is limited, registration is required. 

Jonathan Lear will deliver the Friday Keynote for the Capstone Conference for the project Virtue, Happiness, & the Meaning of Life.


Jonathan Lear is the John U. Nef Distinguished Service Professor at the Committee on Social Thought and in the Department of Philosophy. He trained in Philosophy at Cambridge University and The Rockefeller University where he received his Ph.D. in 1978. He works primarily on philosophical conceptions of the human psyche from Socrates to the present. He also trained as a psychoanalyst at the Western New England Institute for Psychoanalysis. His books include: A Case for Irony (2011), Radical Hope: Ethics in the Face of Cultural Devastation (2006), Aristotle and Logical Theory (1980), Aristotle: The Desire to Understand (1988); Love and Its Place in Nature: A Philosophical Interpretation of Freudian Psychoanalysis (1990), Open Minded: Working Out the Logic of the Soul (1998), Happiness, Death and the Remainder of Life (2000), Therapeutic Action: An Earnest Plea for Irony (2003), and Freud (2005). His most recent book is Wisdom Won From Illness (Harvard UP 2017). He is a recipient of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Distinguished Achievement Award. In 2014, he was appointed the Roman Family Director of the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society.


This event is made possible by a generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation.

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