Character in Sport – a virtuous act, or mere bouncebackability?

In the Flourishing From the Margins research report published by the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues last week, one of the less notable findings deserves some greater attention. In Stage One of the study, nearly 3,000 young people (aged 11-19 years) were asked to quantify the level of influence that thirteen different factors had... Continue Reading →

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Living a Flourishing Life

In this vlog,  philosopher Julia Annas discusses the concept of Aristotelian flourishing and examines what exactly does it mean to live a flourishing life?  Talking about the necessary conditions of what it is to flourish, Julia asserts that money and success are not necessarily the key components to lead a flourishing life. Julia Annas is... Continue Reading →

Why is it so hard to measure virtue?

In this Vlog, Professor Randall Curren, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Rochester, USA, explores the complexities of the measurement of virtue. Professor Curren gives an overview of the particular qualities of virtue that make it such a difficult concept to measure for those researching it. In addition to the complexities involved in acting... Continue Reading →

Deadline looms for the virtuous journalist

The view from my bedroom at Windsor Castle takes in St George’s Chapel, the final resting place of eleven English monarchs. My near neighbours include Henry VIII, Charles I, George III and The Queen’s father, George VI. With the mortal remains of kings and queens so close, it seems appropriate to consider the much-heralded demise... Continue Reading →

Character Education and Homelessness

For the past three years, I have come into contact with many homeless people whilst working in the City Centre of Birmingham. This experience stirred something within me to help, leading me to join a homeless outreach community group that supports people on the streets. The group distributes free food and hot drinks, and encourages... Continue Reading →

A multi-component view of gratitude

In this vlog, Research Fellow at the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues, Dr. Blaire Morgan, explores the moral value of gratitude and how it contributes towards a flourishing life. Examining gratitude within an Aristotelian framework, Blaire talks about the intrinsic value of being grateful and the multiple components that make up the virtue of gratitude.... Continue Reading →

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