Last week, a reader called Tom wrote in with this story: I am finally coming out the other side of a pretty deep existential crisis (possibly a result of drug use) and I am seeing the colour flood back into my life. I have just turned 29. The last 5 years have been pretty bleak Read more…

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Welcome to new subscribers – lots of you have subscribed in the last week. Hope you enjoy the newsletter, it typically veers between interesting links on the philosophy, psychology and politics of well-being, and the occasional brief essay about something that’s caught my eye. This week will be mainly links (phew!) On Wednesday we had Read more…

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Hi, welcome to another issue of the PoW digest. The Journal of Medical Ethics found itself in hot water this week when it published an article in which two Australian philosophers said that ‘after-birth abortion’ should be permissible in a wide variety of cases (in fact, pretty much in any case) because new-born babies aren’t Read more…

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The Commission on Improving Dignity in Care published a report today based on its work over the last year, looking at “the extent and root causes of the failure to provide appropriate levels of care to older people” in the NHS and care homes. We’re just not good enough at how we treat the elderly, Read more…

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I went to my first ever humanities academic conference at the start of this week – a three-day event called ‘Connected Communities‘ run by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) in Cardiff. It was quite a baptism of fire. The conference took a new experimental format, bringing together about 60 academics working in the Read more…

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