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The Routledge handbook of philosophy of well-being

Author: Guy Fletcher
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2016.
Series: Routledge handbooks in philosophy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The concept of well-being is one of the oldest and most important topics in philosophy and ethics, going back to ancient Greek philosophy. Following the boom in happiness studies in the last few years it has moved to centre stage, grabbing media headlines and the attention of scientists, psychologists and economists. Yet little is actually known about well-being and it is an idea that is often poorly articulated.  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Guy Fletcher
ISBN: 9780415714532 0415714532
OCLC Number: 905667901
Description: xv, 529 pages ; 26 cm.
Contents: PART I: WELL-BEING IN THE HISTORY OF MORAL PHILOSOPHY, p.7 --
1. Plato on well-being / Eric Brown, p.9 --
2. Aristotle on well-being / Richard Kraut, p.20 --
3. Hedonistic theories of well-being in antiquity / Tim O'Keefe, p.29 --
4. Well-being and confucianism / Richard Kim, p.40 --
5. Well- being and Daoism / Justin Tiwald, p.56 --
6. Buddhist understandings of well-being / Christopher W.Gowans, p.70 --
7. Well-being in the christian tradition / William Lauinger, p.81 --
8. The Later British Moralists / Robert shaver, p.9 PART II:THEORIES OF WELL-BEING, p.111 --
9. Hedonism / Alex Gregory, p.113 --
10. Perfectionism / Gwen Bradford, p.124 --
11. Desire- fulfillment theory / Chris Heathwood, p.135 --
12. Objective list theories / Guy Fletcher, p.148 --
13. Hybrid theories / Christopher Woodard, p.161 --
14. Well-being and subject dependence / Alicia Hall and Valerie Tiberius, p.175 --
15. Eudaimonism / Lorraine Besser-Jones, p.187 --
PART III: PARTICULAR GOODS AND BADS, p.197 --
16. The role of pleasure in well-being / Ben Bramble, p.199 --
17. Pain, experience, and well-being / Guy Kahane, p.209 --
18. Health,disability, and well-being / S.Andrew Schroeder, p.221 --
19. Friendship and well-being / Diane Jeske, p.233 --
20. Virtue and well-being / Anne Baril, p.242 --
21. Epistemic goods / Allan Hazlett, p.259 --
22. Well-being and achievement / Gwen Bradford and Simon Keller, p.271 --
23. Meaningfulness / Antti Kauppinen, p.281 --
24. Needs and well-being / Marco Grix and Philip McKibbin, p.292 --
25. Well-being and death / Ben Bradley, p.320 --
PART IV: THEORETICAL ISSUES , p.329 --
27. Monism and pluralism / Eden Lin, p.331 --
28. Atonism and holism in the theory of personal well-being / Jason Raibley, p.342 --
29. The experience machine and the experience requirement / Jennifer Hawkins, p.355 --
30. Children's well-being:a philosophical analysis / Anthony Skelton, p.366 --
31. Well-being and animals / Christopher M.Rice, p.378 --
32. The science of well-being / Anna Alexandrova, p.389 --
33. The concept of well-being / Stephen M.Campbell, p.402 --
PART V: WELL- BEING IN MORAL AND POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY, p.415 --
34. Welfarism / Dale Dorsey, p.417 --
35. Well-being and the non-identity problem / Molly Gardner, p.429 --
36. Autonomy and well-being / Sarah Conly, p.439 --
37. Well-being and disadvantage / Jonathan Wolff, / Douglas Reeve, p.450 --
38. Feminism and well-being / Jules Holroyd, p.463 --
PART VI: WELL-BEING AND OTHER DISCIPLINES, p.477 --
39. Well-being and the law / Alex Sarch, p.479 --
40. Well-being and economics / Erik Angner, p.492 --
41. Medicine and well-being / Daniel Groll, p.504 --
Index, p.517
Series Title: Routledge handbooks in philosophy.
Other Titles: Philosophy of well-being
Responsibility: edited by Guy Fletcher.

Abstract:

The concept of well-being is one of the oldest and most important topics in philosophy and ethics, going back to ancient Greek philosophy. Following the boom in happiness studies in the last few years it has moved to centre stage, grabbing media headlines and the attention of scientists, psychologists and economists. Yet little is actually known about well-being and it is an idea that is often poorly articulated. The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Well-Being provides a comprehensive, outstanding guide and reference source to the key topics and debates in this exciting subject. Comprising over 40 chapters by a team of international contributors, the Handbook is divided into six parts: well-being in the history of philosophy ; current theories of well-being, including hedonism and perfectionism ; examples of well-being and its opposites, including friendship and virtue and pain and death ; theoretical issues, such as well-being and value, harm, identity and well-being and children ; well-being in moral and political philosophy ; well-being and related subjects, including law, economics and medicine. Essential reading for students and researchers in ethics and political philosophy, it is also an invaluable resource for those in related disciplines such as psychology, politics and sociology.--
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