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Character and Action

The seminars offered in this series have a special focus on moral dimensions of human life and the role of good character in navigating these dimensions well. Participants in [...]

Virtue and Piety in Early Islam

Virtue and Piety in Early Islam: The Sermons and Sayings of Imam Ali. The sermons of Ali ibn Abi Talib (d. 661), first Shia imam and fourth Sunni caliph, and son in law and cousin of the prophet Muhammad, constitute some of the foundational materials for the study of virtue ethics in Islam. In this mini-seminar, we will read and discuss texts and studies to get a glimpse of the nascent Islamic view on virtue and piety. We will also read and discuss material on the early Islamic sermon of pious counsel, including sermons by Muhammad and other early preachers.

Anne Snyder

Anne Snyder is an...

Speaking of Character (with Anne Snyder, David Brooks, and Candace Vogler)

Program Description:       Many different cultures treat developing good character as one of the central challenges in human life. Your character draws together strengths that help you [...]

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Website Terms & Use Comments Your use of and access to the Hyde Park Institute web site (www.hydeparkinstitute.org) is subject to this User Agreement and any other terms set [...]

Candace Vogler

Candace Vogler is a Senior Faculty Advisor for the Hyde Park Institute. She is the David B. and Clara E. Stern Professor of Philosophy at the University of Chicago, where [...]

Jim Palos

The Hyde Park Institute is led by Jim Palos, who serves as its executive director. Palos is a seasoned chief executive of educational and nonprofit organizations. He operated a [...]

Jim Palos

The Hyde Park Institute is led by Jim Palos, who serves as its executive director. Palos is a seasoned chief executive of educational and nonprofit organizations. He operated a [...]

Dr. Jayant Pinto

Dr. Jayant Pinto is an otolaryngologist and an associate professor of surgery at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He specializes in sinus and nasal diseases, including allergic rhinitis, [...]

Michael Hawking

Michael Hawking is a resident physician in Internal Medicine at the University of Chicago. He received his MD from the University of Michigan, an MSc in Comparative Social Policy from the [...]

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