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
Harvard draws students from every corner of the globe. Once they arrive, they encounter an education with-to quote the admissions office-“limitless possibilities." But what are they supposed to do with those possibilities? How should four years at Harvard shape their minds, characters, and futures? You’re invited to hear from a panel of current Harvard students as they discuss what they've learned and what they wish they'd learned in their time at Harvard.... Read more about "What is a Harvard education for?" Webinar
Jeffrey Hanson will give a paper entitled "Michel Henry's Ethics between Life and Death" for the Boston College Philosophy Department Phenomenology Symposium on "Themes in the Work of Michel Henry" tomorrow, February 25, 2020, at 1:30 pm in room 325 of Stokes Hall North on the campus of Boston College. This paper will be offered in response to a paper by Paula Lorelle of the Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve entitled "Life and Death in Henry's Phenomenology of the Body."
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...