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.
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.
Keep an eye on our new Wunderbar pages. More news, updates, and audio coming soon.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Winnie Sung’s introduction to our Portraits of Integrity meeting on the early Confucians is now available.
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Stefan Rossbach’s introduction to our Portraits of Integrity meeting on Gandhi is now available.
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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 →
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.