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Seminar on Causal Mediation Analysis by Tyler J. VanderWeele [Causal Horizons]

February 26, 2021

Join a seminar on causal mediation analysis organized by Statistical Horizons.

The seminar focuses on some of the recent developments in causal mediation analysis and provides practical tools to implement those techniques. 

This seminar will begin on Monday, May 10, 2021, and conclude on Monday, June 7, 2021.

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Death from COVID-19: JAMA Network editorial co-authored by Tyler J. VanderWeele

December 20, 2020

Deaths from COVID-19:

"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."

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'The Loneliness Pandemic' [Harvard Magazine] featuring our research on well-being during COVID-19

December 17, 2020

The newest edition of Harvard Magzine is dedicated to the subject of loneliness. The opening article of the issue, "Loneliness Pandemic: The psychology and social costs of isolation in everyday life" by Jacob Sweet, features our research on well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic further explained...

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The Moral and Epistemological Problem of Admiration in Fame - Wojciech Kaftanski, presentation at University of Tilburg

December 17, 2020

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...

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"The Fragility of Flourishing: Augustine’s Critique of the Stoics" by Brendan W. Case [medium.com]

November 27, 2020

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. 

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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...

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The Wellbeing Revolution talk by Matthew T. Lee

November 26, 2020

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/

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Hope and Religion in a Time of Crisis: Evidence from Colombia and South Africa by Richard Cowden [The Conversation]

November 24, 2020

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)

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Meaning in Life, Imagination, and Søren Kierkegaard by Jeffrey A. Hanson [medium.com]

November 9, 2020

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. 

Jeff argues

It may not be the mere presence or attainment of value as such that is meaningful but rather the effort involved in the attainment

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