For centuries, thoughtful analysis of ‘love’ and ‘compassion’ was reserved for philosophers, religious scholars, and poets. Recently, however, the disciplines of psychology, sociology, and neuroscience have begun to yield fresh insights into the nature and mechanisms of love and compassion. Despite growing, multidisciplinary interest in these concepts, epidemiology – the scientific discipline that undergirds public health – remains largely absent from this discourse.1 With the support of The Fetzer Institute, the Task...
Dr. Katelyn Long, who is the Human Flourishing Program's John and Daria Barry Postdoctoral Fellow, will be delivering a talk at Harvard Medical School on October 30th, from 1-3pm. Her talk will be titled, "Religion and Public Health: A Review of Empirical Evidence."
Dr. Matthew Lee has been invited by the School of Education at Saint Louis University to give a keynote at their Education Summit titled, “Future of Education: Rethinking Literacies and Learning for the Fourth Industrial Revolution” to be held on October 19, 2019 at Saint Louis University. Dr. Lee's talk will likely be titled, "Education for Flourishing: Well-Being Literacy."
Dr. Jeffrey Hanson, Sr. Philosopher at the Program on Human Flourishing, will be giving a series of lectures at various universities and institutions across Europe. His scheduled itenerary is below. For those who wish to attend, please email Dr. Hanson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 14: "Living in Uncertainty: Kierkegaard and Possibility" - University of Hertfordshire
September 16: "Narrative and Self-Knowledge in Kierkegaard," Charles University, Prague Speaker's Series
Matthew Wilson presented some of his research on character & virtue and the "situationist" challenge from social science. The event was hosted by the Veritas Forum and over 20 students were in attendance. The even was titled, "Big Questions in Science and Human Flourishing" as was geared toward future writers.