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Harvard Flourishing Program: Meaning of Life Conference

  • Tsai Auditorium Building GCIS South 1730 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 01238 United States (map)

The perennially fascinating question of the meaning of life has been neglected in academic circles until recently. Philosophers in the last few decades have rediscovered this foundational issue and begun thinking about how meaningfulness stands alongside happiness and moral excellence as a prime value in human life.

Meanwhile psychological research has devised new methods of investigating this same value, using powerful empirical tools to gauge the sources, prevalence, and perception of meaning in human life. These compelling and fruitful investigations have been taking place largely independently of one another.

Until now…

Join an international gathering of distinguished philosophers and psychologists at the forefront of a cutting-edge discussion of the meaning of life, as together we explore original research on life’s greatest question. Over the course of two days, we will advance an interdisciplinary dialogue that brings together insights from the humanities and social sciences on this vitally important topic.