Mindfulness and the Costs of Integrity

Partly just an interesting case study in the costs of integrity, and the way that one person may become called to integrity while others, under apprently the same circumstances, do not.

But it is also interesting to reflect on the (unreliable) connection between what today gets called ‘mindfulness’ and the sort of aliveness to the moral reality of one’s actions characteristic of integrity; and also the culture of deliberate distraction, which undermines the same.


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Register now for our December conference

Our Portraits of Integrity conference schedule is now available, and registration is open. We are extremely excited to have such a wonderful group of speakers, and such an exciting variety of portraits.

We’re also pleased to be working with CHESS to host an evening discussion with wine reception: UN whistleblower Caroline Hunt will be discussing ‘Whistleblowing: Integrity in In Corrupt Organisations’, with philosopher and sociologist Lisa Herzog.

Registration is free, but places are limited, so please do register as soon as possible. As always, do contact us if you have any questions or comments.

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Wunderbar pages

Keep an eye on our new Wunderbar pages. More news, updates, and audio coming soon.

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Woodrow Wilson workshop — Friday 16th October

The final workshop in our Portraits of Integrity series will be on Friday 16th October, 2pm-5pm. John Thompson will lead a discussion on Woodrow Wilson. For introduction and readings please follow this link.  You’ll need a password to access scanned documents — drop us an email if you’d like us to send it to you.

All welcome — Questions and queries via integrityprojectcontact@gmail.com.

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Portraits of integrity conference: extended deadline 31st August

We have extended the deadline for submitting an abstract for our Portraits of Integrity conference in December. The new deadline is Monday 31st August. For further details see the conference page or contact us if you have questions.

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Early Confucians: Portraits of Integrity

Winnie Sung’s introduction to our Portraits of Integrity meeting on the early Confucians is now available.

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Gandhi: Portraits of Integrity

Stefan Rossbach’s introduction to our Portraits of Integrity meeting on Gandhi is now available.
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Elizabeth Anscombe

The following was delivered as an introduction to a session on Elizabeth Anscombe, as part of the Portraits of Integrity project.

Elizabeth Anscombe was born in 1919 into a middle class Anglican family. At twelve she discovered Roman Catholicism when reading about the persecution of priests in England under Queen Elizabeth I. She took formal instruction in the religion with a Dominican Priest when she began at Oxford University in 1938 Continue reading

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G. E. M. Anscombe seminar — Friday 31st July

In the next seminar in our ‘Portraits of Integrity’ series Rachael Wiseman (Durham University) will introduce selected writings by Elizabeth Anscombe from the late 1950s. Discussion will focus on Anscombe’s attacks on the ‘hypocrisy of the age’ and on a philosophy which she saw as ‘flattering’ that spirit. More details, including an introduction and readings for download are available here.

All are welcome — please contact us if you would like more information or are interested in attending. Thanks to the British Academy we are able to offer help with expenses.

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Mapping Tyneside Radicalism: www.radicaltyneside.org

Northumbria University’s Histories of Activism group have just launched a website which maps an archive of radical activity in and around Newcastle. We explored the theme of integrity and activism with them at a workshop in 2014.

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