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2016 SMV Conference Collage

2016 SMV Conference a Success!

On May 5-7, 2016, thirty-three researchers, including 20 research team members, 8 Core Project team members, and other visiting scholars, converged at The University of Notre Dame in South Bend, IN, for the 2016 Self, Motivation & Virtue Conference. Representatives from each SMV-funded research team...

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Work-Life Balance: Luxury or Ethical Necessity?

Dr. Bradford Cokelet recently published an article on Psychology Today entitled "Work-Life Balance: Luxury or Ethical Necessity?" It begins: [vc_separator type="transparent" position="left" color="" border_style="dashed" width="" thickness="" up="" down=""] In the age of email and smart phones, work-life balance is hard to find. Workers are often expected to...

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Performing Virtue

By Michael A. Zampelli, S.J., Ph.D.   As a university professor and as a Jesuit priest, I am privileged with many and varied opportunities to notice virtue “passing into holy souls.”  Whether it is a student trying to cultivate honesty and intellectual perseverance in the frenzy of...

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Dr. Linda Zagzebski delivers presidential address to the APA

Last week, professor Linda Zagzebski delivered her presidential address to the American Philosophical Association, Central Division, in Chicago. Her address was entitled, "The Dignity of Persons and the Value of Uniqueness." [vc_separator type="transparent" position="left" color="" border_style="dashed" width="" thickness="" up="" down=""] Professor Zagzebski Zagzebski is George Lynn Cross...

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Why We Love Virtue

Dr. Blaine Fowers recently published an article on Psychology Today on "Why We Love Virtue." It begins: [vc_separator type="transparent" position="left" color="" border_style="dashed" width="" thickness="" up="" down=""] "I’ll bet you love virtue. You may or may not know you do, but it’s a good bet that you do. [vc_separator...

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Moral Exemplarism

By Linda Zagzebski, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy, University of Oklahoma   In an essay on the place of classics in education, Alfred North Whitehead wrote, "Moral education is impossible without the habitual vision of greatness” since “the sense of greatness is the groundwork of morals." These words have...

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Uncut Interview with Dr. Nancy Snow on Virtue and Wisdom

Director of the Institute, Dr. Nancy Snow, was recently interviewed for a documentary film entitled, "The Science of Wisdom," a project supported by the Wisdom Research initiative at The University of Chicago. [vc_separator type="transparent" position="left" color="" border_style="dashed" width="" thickness="" up="" down=""] In the interview, Dr. Snow discusses...

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2016 NEH Summer Institute

2016 NEH Summer Institute – Apply Now!

SMV Project co-Director Dr. Nancy Snow will join 14 other faculty to help lead the 2016 NEH Summer Institute: "Moral Psychology and Education: Putting the Humanities to Work." Our Core Project Team member, Dr. Owen Flanagan, is also among the faculty. [vc_separator type="transparent" position="left" color="" border_style="dashed"...

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