Virtue in Science

Location: Colloquium – 200 McKenna Hall (View on map )


September 1–3, 2016

This colloquium gathers invited scholars from multiple disciplines to examine project research on the virtues in the practice of science.

Many of the papers presented at this colloquium have been published in a special issue of the Journal of Moral Education 47.3 (2018).


Dori Beeler, University of Notre Dame
Louise Bezuidenhout, University of Notre Dame
Charlene Brecevic, University of Notre Dame
Dominic Chaloner, University of Notre Dame
Markus Christen, University of Zürich
Celia Deane-Drummond, University of Notre Dame
Emily Dumler-Winckler, University of Notre Dame
Terrence Ehrman, C.S.C., University of Notre Dame
Margot Fassler, University of Notre Dame
Don Howard, University of Notre Dame
Janet Kourany, University of Notre Dame
Michelle Marvin, University of Notre Dame
William Mattison, University of Notre Dame
Jeanne Nakamura, Claremont Graduate University
Darcia Narvaez, University of Notre Dame
James Nelson, Valparaiso University
Nicholas Ogle, University of Notre Dame 
Rayna Rapp, New York University
Emanuele Ratti, University of Notre Dame
Timothy Reilly, University of Notre Dame
Paul Scherz, The Catholic University of America
Michael Spezio, Scripps College
Tom Stapleford, University of Notre Dame
Nathaniel Warne, University of Notre Dame
Michael Yankoski, University of Notre Dame


Thursday, September 1, 2016

18:00 Opening Reception
18:45 Welcome and Introduction to Colloquium

Friday, September 2, 2016

08:00 Breakfast
08:30 Session 1 – Virtues Project Panel on Issues in History, Philosophy, and Theology
10:30 Session 2 – Virtues Project Panel on Issues in Psychology
12:00 Lunch 
13:00 Session 3 – Virtues Project Panel on Issues in Ethnography 
14:45 Paper – Markus Christen
17:15 Public Lecture: Michael Spezio, “Forming Identities of Grace: Cognitive and Neural Models of a Self-for-Others”
          Response: Mark Fox and William Mattison
18:45 Reception

Saturday, September 3, 2016

08:30 Breakfast
09:00 Session 4 – Paul Scherz
10:30 Session 5 – Michael Spezio
11:30 Session 6 – Emily Dumler-Winckler
12:15 Lunch 
13:15 Session 7 – Nathaniel Warne
14:00 Session 8 – Jeanne Nakamura
15:15 Session 9 – Special Issue of Journal of Moral Education
17:30 Dinner 

This colloquium is made possible by support from the Templeton Religion Trust.

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