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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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Developing the Inner Conditions to Lead for Social Justice by Matthew T. Lee

November 6, 2020

Director of Empirical Research for the Program, Matthew T. Lee is discussing leadership, social justice and conditions of human flourishing at International Leadership Association, 22nd Annual Conference, Leading at the Edge . He is contributing to a panel "Developing the Inner Conditions to Lead for Social Justice" Fri, November 6, 13:15 to 14:30 EST (19:15 to 20:30 CET).

 

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Social justice is an ethical...

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Associations Between Religious Service Attendance and Mental Health: Is it Causal? What Are the Mechanisms? Talk by Tyler J. VanderWeele [McLean Hospital]

November 5, 2020

Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 12:00pm-1:00pm

Join Tyler VanderWeele, PhD, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health for this week’s Visiting Scholar Series lecture. McLean Cloud-CME text registration code: 520. Watch via livestream.

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"What is a Harvard education for?" Webinar

September 11, 2020
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 to give a talk titled, "Michel Henry's Ethics between Life and Death."

February 25, 2020
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." 
Epidemiology of Compassion and Love

Dr. Matthew Lee & Dr. Eric Kim to be featured speakers at Epidemiology of Compassion and Love Conference

January 8, 2020

Sponsored by the Task Force for Global Health....

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...

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