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A reformed division of labor for the science of well-being

Fumagalli, Roberto (2022) A reformed division of labor for the science of well-being. Philosophy, 97 (4). 509 - 543. ISSN 0031-8191

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Identification Number: 10.1017/S0031819122000092

Abstract

This paper provides a philosophical assessment of leading theory-based, evidence-based and coherentist approaches to the definition and the measurement of wellbeing. It then builds on this assessment to articulate a reformed division of labor for the science of well-being and argues that this reformed division of labor can improve on the proffered approaches by combining the most plausible tenets of theory-based approaches with the most plausible tenets of coherentist approaches. This result does not per se exclude the possibility that theory-based and coherentist approaches may be independently improved or amended in the years to come. Still, together with the challenges that affect these approaches, it strengthens the case for combining the most plausible tenets of those approaches.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/philosophy
Additional Information: © 2022 The Author
Divisions: Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2022 16:18
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2024 04:42
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/117186

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