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Virtue and the Good Life

Virtue and the Good Life Collective Reflection on a Well-Lived Life Description: Virtue and the Good Life is a yearlong, interdisciplinary program [...]

HPI Scholars in Ethics and Medicine

Scholars in Ethics and Medicine General Description: SEM (formerly known as the Emerging Scholars Cohort in Bioethics) is a yearlong, certificate-granting program that gives a small cohort [...]

Character and Action Mini-Seminars

The seminars offered in this series have a special focus on moral dimensions of human life and the role of good character in navigating these dimensions well. Participants [...]

Chicago Moral Philosophy Project

The Chicago Moral Philosophy Project enhances the curriculum in moral philosophy for graduates and undergraduates to foster productive discussion about character and living well. The project sponsors for-credit courses [...]

Virtue, Happiness, and the Meaning of Life

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. [...]

"Even now, in an age not much given to mysticism, there are people who ask 'What is the meaning of life?' Not a few of them make the simple…assumption that there is something to be known here….. And most of those same people make the equally unguarded assumption that the whole issue of life's meaning presupposes some positive answer to the question whether it can be plainly and straightforwardly true that this or that thing or activity or pursuit is good, has value, or is worth something. Finally…they suppose that questions like that of life's meaning must be among the central questions of moral philosophy."

David Wiggins, Truth, Invention, and the Meaning of Life," in Needs, Values, Truth (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998), p. 87
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