Funded by the University of Chicago’s Science of Virtues Project, the
Stuck with Virtue Conference Series defends the commonsensical but not
self-evident belief that virtue is a naturally good and desirable
feature of human life. Working from the premise that human beings are
by nature stuck with virtue, the conference series broadly seeks to
identify the intellectual, educational, and civic framework in which an
intellectually serious and humanly satisfying new science of virtue
could reasonably hope to unfold and develop. To this end, it will hold
three separate, but related, interdisciplinary conferences in which
recognized experts in the fields of biology, genetics, sociology,
political science, philosophy, and theology reflect collectively on the
nature of human beings, human freedom, human virtue, and human
Experimental Philosophy features news and research in philosophy, psychology, neuroscience, and many other disciplines. Overall, it aims to answer questions about the way human beings think and feel. Experimental Philosophy encompasses a wide network of bloggers and researchers, including a few of our grantees.
Indiana University has received a grant from the University of Chicago
(sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation) to study "Virtuous Empathy:
Scientific and Humanistic Investigations" from fall 2010 to spring
2012. Richard B. Miller, Poynter Center director, is the PI for the
project. Additional support is coming from the IU Institute for Advanced
Study, directed by John Bodnar, the IU Office for the Vice Provost for
Research, and the College of Arts and Sciences.
A forum where top experts explore the big ideas and core skills defining the 21st century.
The mission of the Center for Character and Social Responsibility is to
support the professional development of individuals and institutions
which seek to expand their awareness, knowledge, and skills in the areas
of character development and social responsibility consistent with
principles of healthy personal development.
The currently 80 Max Planck Institutes conduct basic research in the
service of the general public in the natural sciences, life sciences,
social sciences, and the humanities. Max Planck Institutes focus on
research fields that are particularly innovative, or that are especially
demanding in terms of funding or time requirements. And their research
spectrum is continually evolving: new institutes are established to find
answers to seminal, forward-looking scientific questions, while others
are closed when, for example, their research field has been widely
established at universities. This continuous renewal preserves the scope
the Max Planck Society needs to react quickly to pioneering scientific
Provides multidisciplinary leadership addressing the ethical, legal, and
social dimensions of medicine, health care, and health policy.