Welfare rather than happiness or feeling good
In a time when talk of happiness and subjective well-being is all around, it is good to remind ourselves that there is another way of conceiving of human well-being. I make a strong case for the concept of welfare in this context. This … Read More
Michael Freeman, author of a new second edition of Human Rights, looks at the boundaries of the concept.
The practice and academic study of human rights have been dominated by lawyers. Respect for human rights depends on the rule of law and thus lawyers have co ntributed, and … Read More
Modern German Literature is a case study of literature as a cultural and spiritual resource in modern societies. It is as much about literature, as a variety of social and artistic practices, as it is about Germany. It is neither literary criticism nor literary history but something in between. It asks … Read More
If you ask people ‘what is adulthood?’, they initially look at you as if you are asking a self evident question or have lost the plot. However, when they do respond, you soon find out people have pretty diverse ideas. The apparently simplest answer is the chronological one – you’re … Read More