Human Flourishing is the main activity of the Chair of Applied Ethics of the
Pontifical University of Santa Croce, in Rome.
The central themes of the plan refer to the relations between classical
philosophical anthropology (mainly of Plato, Aristotle and St. Thomas
Aquinas), and some currents of contemporary psychology that have been
dealing with deep philosophical questions, such as happiness and the so-
called meaningful life.
On the one hand, the work aims at evaluating the content of the underlying
themes, for example, the relationship between classical passions and the
emotions of contemporary thought, or the description of character and virtues.
On the other hand, the philosophical assumptions of both treatments are
analyzed, and from this, we try to understand the scope of the different cognitive