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Lead Article: Ethical Parenting

By Ross A. Thompson, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Psychology, University of California, Davis     What are the ethics of parenting? What are the virtues and values that underlie parents’ ethical responsibility to their children? What (if any) role does the state play in ethical parenting? These questions have...

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Lead Article: Integrity and its Puzzles

By Jennifer Herdt, Ph.D., Gilbert L. Stark Professor of Christian Ethics, Yale Divinity School       [no_dropcaps type="normal" color="" font_family="" font_size="" line_height="" width="" font_weight="" font_style="" text_align="" border_color="" background_color="" margin="0"]P[/no_dropcaps]raising someone as a person of integrity is a sign of great respect. But why do we do so? And...

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New Book, Co-Edited by SMV Directors and Dr. Julia Annas

SMV Directors, Dr. Darcia Narvaez and Dr. Nancy Snow, recently co-edited a book on developing virtue with Dr. Julia Annas. The book is titled Developing the Virtues: Integrating Perspectives, and was published by Oxford University Press this month. [vc_separator type="transparent" position="left" color="" border_style="dashed" width="" thickness="" up=""...

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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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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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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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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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