Men’s Forum – Matt Wilson – Taking Ownership While Giving Glory to God

Speaker: Matthew Wilson | Matthew F. Wilson, Ph.D., serves as Associate Director of the Human Flourishing Program at Harvard University. In addition to his research agenda, Matthew is responsible for many of the program’s administrative and operational functions. Prior to receiving a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Baylor University, Matthew led a successful corporate career where he held various roles in finance, marketing, and product management. He holds an M.B.A. in Marketing from Indiana University, a B.A. in Economics from Wake Forest University, and a M.A. in the Philosophy of Religion from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. His dissertation, “The Virtue of Taking Ownership”, is an exploration of a virtue, hitherto unidentified by virtue ethicists, governing the proper mode of engagement in discrete projects, particularly multi-party projects. It is a work of practical moral philosophy, incorporating recent work from the philosophy of emotions, moral psychology, and contemporary virtue ethics. His interest in the study of individual virtues is motivated by his belief that philosophy has practical value for human flourishing.