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Philosophical Taxonomies of Well-Being

Clark, Samuel John Allen (2018) Philosophical Taxonomies of Well-Being. In: Routledge Handbook on Well-Being. Routledge Handbooks . Routledge, London. ISBN 9781138850101

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    There are more adequate but less influential attempts at taxonomy in Parfit's style: they add extra taxa, clarify internal distinctions, and move boundaries. This chapter offers some interesting distinctions among theories of well-being, and considers some of the contrasts, relations, and degrees of freedom or constraint on theorizing which they allow to see. It considers a widely used taxonomy of theories of well-being which picks out some important possibilities. The chapter offers a different and more expansive way to map the territory, considers some of the many distinctions and connections among theories, and suggests families of theories of well-being. It shows that suggestion into practice by distinguishing between Empirical and Normative, Descriptive and Revisionary, Reflexive and Non-Reflexive, and Compositional and Additive Theories, and by breaking up the much-used but incoherent subjective/objective distinction into various distinctions. The chapter focuses on questions of Epistemic Authority, Political Authority, and political perfectionism.

    Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
    Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge in Routledge Handbook of Wellbeing on [date of publication], available online:
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    Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Politics & International Relations (Merged into PPR 2010-08-01)
    ID Code: 123581
    Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
    Deposited On: 22 Feb 2018 15:16
    Refereed?: No
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 21 May 2019 02:14
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