March 10, 2020

Virtue, Flourishing, and the Purpose of the Professions

A lecture with Professor John Haldane (Baylor University and University of St Andrews)

Time & Location

March 10, 2020


In this lecture, John Haldane drew upon his recent work in virtue theory as well as the thought of John Henry Newman, Matthew Arnold, and John Stuart Mill to make the case for flourishing as the ultimate goal of general education and of the professions. He also answered questions from attendees regarding his engagement with Newman's vision of education, the relation of virtue to philosophical anthropology, and the role of cultural transformation in recent educational proposals. 

This lecture was sponsored by the Zephyr Institute’s Center for the Study of the Professions and Moral Purpose. We help Stanford students think deeply about the philosophical foundations and the telos of culture-shaping professions. 




J. Newton Rayzor Sr. Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Baylor University; Professor of Moral Philosophy, University of St Andrews

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