»Above all Health!« This motive connects people of different backgrounds; beyond that, it is a central topic for the future of 21st century society. The »healthcare community« is characterized by the fact that, firstly, health is considered to be the greatest good, that, secondly, health is seen as increasingly feasible, and that, thirdly, the run for that good »health« is considered as a growth engine in particular for an ageing society.
But what is »health«? In a highly competent way, Hans-Martin Rieger joins the discussion on social, medical, psychological and philosophical ideas of health. The proposal of a transdisciplinary model and a theological reflection are intended to stimulate further critical discussions.