Together with Morten Fibieger Byskov and Matthias Kramm, I have contributed with an entry to the Handbook of Equality of Opportunity about what capabilities are. It offered one of the most fun times I’ve had writing anything philosophical, and much thanks to my co-authors I believe it is a great edition to the literature on…Continue reading New Co-Authored Publication: Capabilities as Substantive Opportunities and the Robustness of Conversion Factors
Hi! Here’s one of my newly published open access articles. In it, I offer a capabilitarian analysis of what’s bad about addiction for those caught in its grips. Title: Addiction and the Capability to AbstainFrom the journal: Res PublicaDOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11158-023-09618-yPDF version: https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007/s11158-023-09618-y.pdf Abstract: Addiction is a widespread problem affecting people from different regions, generations, and…Continue reading New Publication: Addiction and the Capability to Abstain
Here is another one of my recently published open access articles. In it, I analyse cases involving homelessness. I argue that well-being theories and policy-related applications should assess inherently negative states such as acute anxiety, long-term stress, ostracism, domination, fearfulness, humiliation, and addiction. These states, I argue, are not mere deprivations of positive states such…Continue reading New Publication: Distinguishing Disadvantage from Ill-Being in the Capability Approach
Here’s one of my very recently published open access articles. It is about well-being oriented policymaking in urgent situations such as pandemics, floods, and wildfires. In the article, I provide a method for handling such situations in a way that, I argue, balances philosophical accuracy and political legitimacy. I’d be very happy to answer any…Continue reading New Publication: Combining Philosophical and Democratic Capability Lists
I wrote a (Swedish) review of Ingrid Robeyns’s 2017 book Wellbeing, Freedom and Social Justice: The Capability Approach Re-Examined [available as open access]. The review was published by Tidskrift för politisk filosofi No. 2, 2019. If you are interested in questions of well-being, agency, and justice, follow the links to learn more!
The 2018 Multidimensional Poverty Index has recently been released by the Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI). The summary is available from https://ophi.org.uk/multidimensional-poverty-index/global-mpi-2018/. In brief, multidimensional ways of measuring poverty allows for a more finely grained analysis that investigating mere monetary resources as proxies of important states of being and doing may miss out…Continue reading The Recently Released 2018 Multidimensional Poverty Index