Freedom and Flourishing

Blog URL:http://wintonbates.blogspot.com/
Blog Tags:liberty, happiness, well-being, utility, flourishing, self-actualization, economics, institutions, ethics
Country:Australia

This blog explores links between freedom (liberty) and human flourishing



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 It feels good! I am one of those people who extols the virtues of eBooks. They don’t take up space on bookshelves. They don’t collect dust. They make it easier for readers to find what they are looking for by searching for particular words,...

 I have dedicated the book to those who reflect on what it means to be a flourishing human. When individuals think about their own personal development, they are reflecting on what it means to be a flourishing human.  I believe that reflect...

 I have difficulty thinking of Aristotle as a blank slate theorist. The view that evolved psychological adaptations play no role in determining human behavior seems impossible to reconcile with Aristotle’s teleological view that living entitie...

 I was prompted to ask myself this question when reading Zachary Gorman’s recently published book, Summoning Magna Carta, Freedom’s symbol over a millennium. Gorman does not attempt to argue that the freedoms enjoyed in liberal democrac...

 It seems common for consciousness to be viewed either as an inexplicable mystery or as something we will only be able to comprehend if advances in science can explain how thoughts – a rich inner life - can somehow be created from matter. Howe...

 The charts shown above suggest that some of the assessments that political partisans make of the views of their opponents are wildly inaccurate. The probability that a Democrat will consider that men should be protected from false accusations o...

 The quoted passage comes near the end of T.S. Eliot’s poem, Little Gidding, which was written in Britain during the Second World War. Eliot goes on to use vivid imagery to describe the beginning: “At the source of the longest river The voi...