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Jean Venier

Michael Spezio and Team Find Humility is Key to Flourishing Communities and Functioning Democracy

Featured Image: Jean Venier, founder of l’Arche and recipient of the 2015 Templeton Prize. Photo by Elodie Perriot. Copyright 2011. Used with permission. The Self, Motivation and Virtue Project funded research by Michael Spezio (Scripps College) and Robert Roberts (Baylor University) to explore models of humility in "Stable...

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Call for Papers: Practicing Science – Virtues, Values, and the Good Life

Hosted by the Center for Theology, Science, and Human Flourishing Sponsored by the Templeton Religion Trust August 9-12, 2018 University of Notre Dame London Gateway London, UK [vc_separator type="transparent" position="left" color="" border_style="dashed" width="" thickness="" up="" down=""] Over the last several decades, virtue has attracted increased attention from philosophers, theologians, and psychologists....

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SMV Researcher Awarded the 2017 Quinn Prize

Earlier this month, the American Philosophical Association named SMV Researcher, Dr. Peggy DesAutels (University of Dayton), the recipient of the 2017 Philip L. Quinn Prize. The prize is the APA’s highest honor for service to the profession. The award announcement included commentary by Dr. Cheshire...

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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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SMV Project Co-Director, Dr. Narvaez, Wins the Expanded Reason Award

SMV Project co-Director, Dr. Darcia Narvaez, won the Expanded Reason Award for her 2014 book, Neurobiology and the Development of Human Morality (W.W. Norton & Co.). [vc_separator type="transparent" position="left" color="" border_style="dashed" width="" thickness="" up="" down=""] The international selection committee for this award reviews works that answer the...

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New Book, Co-Authored by SMV Researcher, Dr. Blaine Fowers

SMV Researcher, Dr. Blaine Fowers, recently co-authored a book on flourishing and human limitations, titled, Frailty, Suffering, and Vice: Flourishing in the Face of Human Limitations. The book was published by the American Psychological Association in April 2017. Read the publisher's description below. [vc_separator type="transparent" position="left" color=""...

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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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