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The Anxiety of Loss and the Anxiety of Meaning: Part One

This is a two part series. Part Two, “Rationality and the Anxiety of Meaning”, posts tomorrow.

Part One: Anxiety and Loss

It is of our very nature as rational animals to reflect on our life. 1,018 more words

Virtue, Happiness, & The Meaning Of Life

CFA for UChicago Undergraduates: "Speaking of Character" with David Brooks, Anne Snyder, and Candace Vogler

Speaking of Character

May 27th, 11-3:30 (coffee and pastries at 10)

Open to University of Chicago undergraduates, by application.

Many different cultures treat developing good character as one of the central challenges in human life. 514 more words

Virtue, Happiness, & The Meaning Of Life

Epicureans and the experience machine

The Epicureans are a much maligned group. Arguably, they were misunderstood by many of their contemporaries, and there were certainly smeared by the early Christians, who focused on the Epicurean idea that pleasure was the highest good in order to paint them, unfairly, as a bunch of “sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll” hedonists. 1,517 more words

Virtue Ethics

Is Honesty the Best Policy for the Ideal Business Professional?

Money, it is said, makes the world go round and the individuals who generate pounds, dollars and yuan are rarely out of the news.

The world’s largest economy, the United States, is now run by a veteran businessman rather than a career politician. 747 more words


Get Outta Your Mundane

The calamity of life is boredom. Kierkegaard said so. His linguistic elocutions had better gait, of course, but his point was the same. As he too warns,  idleness is not boredom. 570 more words

Engaged Living

Ethical Consumption and the Challenges of the Virtuous Shopper

There was public disquiet when a BBC investigation revealed exploited child refugees from war-torn Syria were being used to make clothes for major British stores. 945 more words


Beginnings: Interrogating Hauerwas (6) repentance

This is a series of short excerpts from each chapter of Beginnings: Interrogating Hauerwas edited by Leixlip lad Kevin Hargaden.

The outline of the book is… 610 more words