October 13-14, 2017 | VHML Capstone Conference

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Capstone Conference

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.

Registration

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).

Keynotes

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.

Schedule

Friday, October 13 - Ida Noyes Library & Lounge

1212 E. 59th Street

9:00 am Coffee & pastries

9:15am Welcome by Principal Investigators Jennifer Frey and Candace Vogler

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

7pm - Keynote: Jonathan Lear, Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall | Registration required

 

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

6pm - Keynote, Cardinal Blaise Cupich, Law School Auditorium | Registration required

Sponsor

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

Co-Sponsors

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.