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