The Center emphasizes what Aristotle called practical wisdom and what moderns often call applied ethics. This focus on applied ethics fosters and sustains:
- Deliberation on the human dilemmas that arise from lived experience
- Reflection about basic ethical principles
- Consideration of what good citizenship means and requires
The Center initiates that deliberation and reflection by bringing practitioners and scholars who can share their insights about the connection between the world of ideas and the world of practice.