Hyde Park Institute promotes the understanding and cultivation of virtue as an essential component of leading a fulfilling and flourishing life. We seek to enhance the role of moral philosophical thinking throughout the University of Chicago community with an eye toward integrating intellectual, professional, and moral development. We serve as a resource for University of Chicago faculty, students, staff, and alumni by sponsoring curricular initiatives, educational programming, and academic research.

"We need prudence or practical wisdom for any large-scale worthy enterprise, just as health and sanity are needed. We need justice to secure cooperation and mutual trust… without which our lives would be nasty, brutish, and short. We need temperance in order not to be deflected from our long-term and large-scale goals by seeking short-term satisfactions. And we need courage in order to persevere in the face of setbacks, weariness, difficulties, and dangers."

Peter Geach, The Virtues (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1977), p. 16