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D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership

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Call for Papers

Happiness and the Virtues: A Conference on the Character Traits of a Flourishing Life

Viterbo University – La Crosse, Wisconsin

April 10–12, 2014

The 2014 conference is the culmination of seven years of conferences on the cardinal and theological virtues. We invite papers examining the meaning, history, and practical implications of the idea of happiness in relation to the virtues. We encourage submissions from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.

Presentations may include the following topics

  • The role of happiness in the moral life
  • The psychology of happiness
  • The varieties of happiness: flourishing, blessedness, joy
  • Historical conceptions of happiness
  • Cultural perspectives on happiness
  • Happiness and its counterfeits

Keynote Speakers

Presentation proposals should be no more than two pages in length and include name, affiliation, address, and email address. Presentations will be limited to 20 minutes with ample time provided for discussion. Proposals for panel discussions and works in progress are encouraged. Deadline for submission is Jan. 10, 2014.

Proposals should be sent to ethics@viterbo.edu. Write "Ethics Conference Proposal" in the subject line. Proposals may also be mailed to Richard Kyte, D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership, Viterbo University, 900 Viterbo Drive, La Crosse, WI 54601.

Sponsored by the D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership

Conference Schedule (pdf)

Register online for the conference or download a registration (pdf) to print and send in by mail.

Lodging and Travel