Social Philosophy and Policy

Research Article

Human Flourishing and Universal Justice*

Thomas W. Poggea1

a1 Philosophy, Columbia University

The question of what constitutes human flourishing elicits an extraordinary variety of responses, which suggests that there are not merely differences of opinion at work, but also different understandings of the question itself. So it may help to introduce some clarity into the question before starting work on one answer to it.


* Many thanks to Marko Ahtisaari, Christian Barry, Ellen Frankel Paul, Peter Koller, Angelika Krebs, Jonathan Neufeld, Brian Orend, and the members of the Columbia University Seminar for Social and Political Thought, for many very helpful critical comments and suggestions.