"The year 2020 ends with COVID-19 massively surging, as it was in the spring, to be the leading cause of death. The accelerating numbers of deaths fall far short of fully capturing each devastating human story: every death represents untold loss for countless families. Ending this crisis will require not only further advances in treatment but also unprecedented commitment to all aspects of prevention, vaccination, and public health. Only by doing so can future years see this illness revert back to the unfamiliar and unknown condition it once was."
Wojciech Kaftanski will be presenting at Philosophy of Fame and Celebrity workshop at Tilburg Univeristy. In his paper, entitled "The Moral and Epistemological Problem of Admiration in Fame", Wojciech argues that fame, together with its modern form of celebrity challenges the moral and epistemological value of admiration espoused widely by moral exemplarists. More specifically, in contrast to the view held by, among others, Linda Zagzebski that admiration is disclosive of moral and non-moral excellences, I argue that, at least in some cases, admiration can arise in us in response...
Join The Cura Foundation and Pontifical Council for Culture for a discussion on the importance of dialogue between science and faith; the relationship between religion and health and how religious practices may impact health and longevity.
The Fragility of Flourishing: Augustine’s Critique of the Stoics is the newest contribution by Brendan W. Case. The aricles is published at https://hfharvard.medium.com/, which is a new platform for commentaries offered by Program's staff and fellows.
From the article:
Augustine and the Stoics agreed that human flourishing is fragile if it depends on any external goods, but the Stoics took this to show that virtue alone suffices for our happiness, whereas, for Augustine, it proved that true flourishing is impossible except...
Join a panel of leading educationalists, thinkers and practitioners, to wrestle with issues around student and staff wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Time Nov 26, 2020 02:00 PM in London. Matthew T. Lee, our Director of Empirical Research, will be presenting on well-being and education. Event link: https://aba-design.co.uk/wellbeing-roundtable/
Hope and religion in a time of crisis: evidence from Colombia and South Africa - new publication by Richard Cowden at The Conversation. Co-authors include: Victor Counted (Western Sydney University) and Kenneth Pargament (Bowling Green State University)
Our Senior Philosopher, Jeffrey Hanson, contributing on our Medium.com platform on the perennial philosophical question of meaning in life, consulting a nineteenth century Danish religious thinker Søren Kierkegaard.
It may not be the mere presence or attainment of value as such that is meaningful but rather the effort involved in the attainment