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The elements of well-being

Abstract:

This essay contends that the constitutive elements of well-being are plural, partly objective, and separable. The essay argues that these elements are pleasure, friendship, significant achievement, important knowledge, and autonomy, but not either the appreciation of beauty or the living of a morally good life. The essay goes on to attack the view that elements of well-being must be combined in order for well-being to be enhanced. The final section argues against the view that, becau...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics
Journal:
Journal of Practical Ethics More from this journal
Volume:
3
Issue:
1
Pages:
15-35
Acceptance date:
2015-06-01
EISSN:
2051-655X
ISSN:
2051-655X
Language:
English
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uuid:896c9851-3d3b-4751-a65e-e10560673fb3
Deposit date:
2015-06-30

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