Does anyone know what mental health is?

The concept of mental health lives a double life. On the one hand it denotes a state today universally valued. Not simply valued but newly prioritised by governments, hospitals, schools, employers,
The concept of mental health lives a double life. On the one hand it denotes a state today universally valued. Not simply valued but newly prioritised by governments, hospitals, schools, employers, [More]

Patriotism & Football

Embed from Getty Images After President Trump tweeted his way into the matter, the question of patriotism and protest became a hot issue in the public eye once again. A reasonable way to begin the
Embed from Getty Images After President Trump tweeted his way into the matter, the question of patriotism and protest became a hot issue in the public eye once again. A reasonable way to begin the [More]

Mahbub ul Haq: pioneering a development philosophy for people

Mahbub ul Haq was the pioneer in developing the concept of human development. He not only articulated the human development philosophy for making economic development plans but he also provided the
Mahbub ul Haq was the pioneer in developing the concept of human development. He not only articulated the human development philosophy for making economic development plans but he also provided the [More]

Mathematical reasoning and the human mind [excerpt]

Mathematics is more than the memorization and application of various rules. Although the language of mathematics can be intimidating, the concepts themselves are built into everyday life. In the
Mathematics is more than the memorization and application of various rules. Although the language of mathematics can be intimidating, the concepts themselves are built into everyday life. In the [More]

Smile like you mean it

"With a camera you can go into the stomach of a kangaroo," mused Swedish director Ingmar Bergman. "But to look at the human face, I think, is the most fascinating." It is hard to contest Bergman’s
"With a camera you can go into the stomach of a kangaroo," mused Swedish director Ingmar Bergman. "But to look at the human face, I think, is the most fascinating." It is hard to contest Bergman’s [More]

Love Across the Possible Worlds

While true love is the subject of many tales, the metaphysical question of its foundation is rarely addressed. One interesting way to explore this question is to bring in another popular subject of
While true love is the subject of many tales, the metaphysical question of its foundation is rarely addressed. One interesting way to explore this question is to bring in another popular subject of [More]

Natural Disasters & Responsibility

Embed from Getty Images   Natural disasters are increasing in both intensity and frequency. One explanation, which is politically controversial, is that climate change is a contributing factor.
Embed from Getty Images   Natural disasters are increasing in both intensity and frequency. One explanation, which is politically controversial, is that climate change is a contributing factor. [More]

Boredom’s push

There are crimes of passion, those of rage and of love. And then, there are crimes of boredom. Arson, animal abuse, and murder have all been committed in the name of boredom. The post Boredom’s push
There are crimes of passion, those of rage and of love. And then, there are crimes of boredom. Arson, animal abuse, and murder have all been committed in the name of boredom. The post Boredom’s push [More]

Aesthetics and politics: Donald Trump’s idea of art and beauty

President Donald Trump's description of Confederate statues as "beautiful" merely mirrors his previously-mentioned objects of aesthetic preference. Before the statues, there was the "beautiful
President Donald Trump's description of Confederate statues as "beautiful" merely mirrors his previously-mentioned objects of aesthetic preference. Before the statues, there was the "beautiful [More]

Who is the expert on your well-being?

The "science of well-being" (aka positive psychology, quality of life or happiness studies) applies scientific method to what was previously personal, inscrutable, philosophical--happiness and good
The "science of well-being" (aka positive psychology, quality of life or happiness studies) applies scientific method to what was previously personal, inscrutable, philosophical--happiness and good [More]