Understanding wellbeing

Authored by: Matthew Manning , Christopher Fleming

Routledge Handbook of Indigenous Wellbeing

Print publication date:  May  2019
Online publication date:  April  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138909175
eBook ISBN: 9781351051262
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781351051262-2

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Abstract

The concept of ‘wellbeing’ underpins our institutions of morality, politics, law and economics. Theologians and philosophers continue to inquire how best to understand wellbeing, its measurement, and its place in moral and political thought. In more recent times, scholars from areas as diverse as economics, anthropology, sociology and psychology have focused their attention on what it means to live well, with many earlier preconceptions being challenged.

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