Principally funded through a grant from the John G. Templeton Foundation, the Virtue, Happiness, and the Meaning of Life project is an international collaboration between philosophers, religious thinkers, and psychologists. The project investigates whether self-transcendence—a connection to something beyond a person’s own immediate concerns, e.g., to one’s family, one’s spiritual practice, or one’s work for social justice—is part of living a happier, more meaningful life. The Hyde Park Institute will co-sponsor the project’s 2017 Summer Seminar. The seminar gathers 25 advanced graduate students and early-career scholars working in empirical psychology, religious studies, and philosophy for a week-long, intensive study of the link between virtue, happiness, and self-transcendence. The seminar features sessions led by Candace Vogler, Jennifer Frey, Rev. Stephen R. Brock, and Dan McAdams. It covers topics ranging from friendship, natural law, self-love, and self-transcendence to the development of virtue and the interrelations among virtue, happiness, and the common good, among others.

The seminar will be held from June 18th-June 23rd. You can learn more about the project  here .

Contact Person

Valerie Wallace,