WFU Reading Groups

Campus Reading Group

In order to involve the wider Wake Forest community in this project and to spread interest in the morally exceptional across disciplines, the Beacon Project held a weekly campus reading group on moral excellence during the 2015-2016 academic year. There was considerable interest in participating, and the group consisted of 21 WFU faculty members, with 10-15 attending each meeting.

Papers discussed:
  1. Monroe, K. R. (2011). Ethics in an age of terror and genocide: identity and moral choice. PS: Political Science & Politics, 44(03), 503-507.
  2. Cohen, T. R., Panter, A. T., Turan, N., Morse, L., & Kim, Y. (2014). Moral character in the workplace. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 107(5), 943–963.
  3. Rest, J. R., Narvaez, D., Thoma, S. J., & Bebeau, M. J. (2000). A Neo-Kohlbergian Approach to Morality Research. Journal of Moral Education, 29(4), 381–395.
  4. Zigon, J. (2007). Moral breakdown and the ethical demand. Anthropological Theory, 7(2), 131-150.
  5. Zagzebski, L. (2010). Exemplarist Virtue Theory. Metaphilosophy, 41(1-2), 41–57.
  6. Strohminger, N., & Nichols, S. (2014). The essential moral self. Cognition, 131(1), 159–171.
  7. Helo, A., & Onuf, P.. (2003). Jefferson, Morality, and the Problem of Slavery. The William and Mary Quarterly, 60(3), 583–614.

WFU Lecture Series

In order to engage a broader audience on the topic of the Morally Exceptional, we will partner with Wake Forest to sponsor a lecture series by prominent public figures with expertise in this area. We will have four lectures over the course of two years, two lectures per year in 2016-17 and 2017-18. The target audience will be students, faculty, staff, and the general public.

Check back soon in 2016 for more details.

Work in Progress Group

To continue the conceptual and empirical improvement of our work, as well as deepen our interdisciplinary understanding, there will be regular research in progress group meetings of the Wake Forest faculty, post-doctoral fellows, residential scholars, and graduate students involved in the project.