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Flourishing / Humanities

Nicholas Wolterstorff

Noah Porter Professor Emeritus of Philosophical Theology at Yale University

Senior Research Fellow in the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, University of Virginia

Honorary Professor of Australian Catholic University


I think the Flourishing preview is superb. I am surprised that, when I wrote Justice: Rights and Wrongs, I did not see that, in addition to the agential and circumstantial dimensions of flourishing, which I took note of, there is the emotional dimension. It now seems to me blindingly obvious.

Incidentally, these three dimensions get expressed, in highly colloquial English, in three questions:

How’re ya doin’?

How’s it goin’?

How ya feelin’?