Scholars will use two-fold definition of science to better understand human virtue
Source: The University of Chicago Chronicle
Using a $4.2 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation,
University scholars are seeking intellectual contributions from
scientists and humanists for an interdisciplinary project on virtue.
Project leader Jean Bethke Elshtain, the Laura Spelman Rockefeller
Professor in the Divinity School, will join Don Browning, Professor
Emeritus in the Divinity School, as co-principal investigators, along
with scientific advisor Howard Nusbaum, Chairman of Psychology, to
launch the New Science of Virtues Project.
The project leaders are seeking proposals from scholars around the
world to examine how the ideas from the natural sciences and the
humanities can be brought together to understand human virtue. These
scholars hope the project will generate new knowledge, informing often
ambiguous, inherited moral, political and religious systems.