Figuring Out What Matters Most in a Woman's Life

From the Show: HER
Summary: The truth about a woman's mind, body, life, and what matters most to HER.
Air Date: 3/15/23
Duration: 10 Minutes
Guest Bio: Tiberius, Valerie
Valerie Tiberius (senior science advisor) is Professor of Philosophy and Department
Chair at the University of Minnesota, where she has taught since 1998. She earned her B.A.
from the University of Toronto and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill.
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 (Oxford 2008), which examines how we ought to think about practical wisdom
and living a good life given what we now know about ourselves from empirical psychology.
Her most recent book, Moral Psychology: A Contemporary Introduction (Routledge 2015),
brings together traditional philosophical approaches and new empirical approaches in
order to investigate topics such as moral motivation, moral responsibility, and reasons to be
She has also published numerous articles on the topics of practical reasoning, prudential
virtues, well-being, and the relationship between positive psychology and ethics, and has
received grants from the John Templeton Foundation and the National Endowment for the
Humanities. She is currently Vice-President/President Elect of the Central Division of the
American Philosophical Association.
Figuring Out What Matters Most in a Woman's Life
Dr. Valerie Tiberius, professor of philosophy and the department chair at the University of Minnesota, discusses her thoughts and inspiration on combining both philosophy and psychology to write her book "What Do You Want Out of Life: A Philosophical Guide to Figuring Out What Matters."