Marian Miner Cook
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Monday, April 26, 2021

Monday, April 26, 2021 - Evening Program
The Problem of Conflicting Goals: A Philosophical Approach
Valerie Tiberius

Conflicts among our goals are a major impediment to living a good life. Conflicts frustrate competing goals and they also cause us to wonder if we’re on the wrong path. Valerie Tiberius, the Paul W. Frenzel Chair in Liberal Arts and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Minnesota, will present a constructive way of thinking about goal conflicts and how to resolve them.

Valerie Tiberius is the Paul W. Frenzel Chair in Liberal Arts and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Minnesota. Her work explores the ways in which philosophy and psychology can both contribute to the study of well-being and virtue. She is the author of “The Reflective Life: Living Wisely With Our Limits,” “Moral Psychology: A Contemporary Introduction”, and “Well-Being as Value Fulfillment: How We Can Help Others to Live Well”

With a focus on happiness from the philosophical perspective, Professor Tiberius's Athenaeum talk is part of a 3-part series on Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Happiness co-sponsored by the Berger Institute at CMC.