CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF

PROFESSIONS AND MORAL PURPOSE

The Zephyr Institute’s Center for the Study of the Professions and Moral Purpose helps Stanford students think deeply about the philosophical foundations of culture-shaping professions. As students prepare to pioneer developments in technology, medicine, business and media, they benefit from not only practical know-how, but also a philosophical understanding of how their work fits into the broader context of human history, what the nature and purpose of their professions are, and how innovations in these fields might best serve humanity. The Center offers an opportunity for vigorous debate and inquiry into the nature, goals and responsibilities of the professions most directly shaping culture.

“The only knowledge that can truly orient action is . . . knowledge that has taken a theoretical attitude.” ~Habermas, on Schelling

PROGRAMS

  • “For ‘being’ remains the content, the mystery, and the eternal aporia of thinking” ~Tillich

    Health & Human Flourishing

    Activities for university students interested in careers in medicine or the bio-sciences that facilitate inquiry into the moral foundations of medicine and biotechnology

  • “For ‘being’ remains the content, the mystery, and the eternal aporia of thinking” ~Tillich

    Business & Technology

    Activities for university students and young professionals interested in the intersection of moral and economic philosophy, as well as careers in business and technology

  • “For ‘being’ remains the content, the mystery, and the eternal aporia of thinking” ~Tillich

    Arts & Media

    Activities for university students and young professionals interested in the philosophy of beauty and careers in the arts and media

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