Human Flourishing: Volume 16

Human Flourishing: Volume 16

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This volume examines human flourishing and its relationship to other key concepts in moral theory. Some essays question whether a theory of human nature can allow us to develop an objective list of goods valuable to all agents. Some look at the role of relationships in a good life, or ask whether an ethical theory based on human flourishing can accommodate concern for others. Other essays analyze the function of social-political institutions in promoting the flourishing of individuals. Still others explore the implications of flourishing for political theory and principles of social justice.Our concern is with the characterization of what is intrinsically good, good for its own sake, rather than as a means to other goods.1 In this essay I discuss the distinction between subjective and objective theories of good (that is, well-being oranbsp;...

Title:Human Flourishing: Volume 16
Author:Ellen Frankel Paul, Fred D. Miller
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 1999-01-28


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