Well-Being in Contemporary Society by Johnny H. Søraker, Jan-Willem Van der Rijt, Jelle de Boer, PDF

By Johnny H. Søraker, Jan-Willem Van der Rijt, Jelle de Boer, Pak-Hang Wong, Philip Brey

ISBN-10: 3319064584

ISBN-13: 9783319064581

ISBN-10: 3319064592

ISBN-13: 9783319064598

This anthology examines the sensible position of health and wellbeing in modern society. It discusses advancements reminiscent of globalization, consumerism and the quick innovation and use of latest and rising applied sciences and specializes in the numerous impression of those advancements at the wellbeing and fitness of individuals dwelling this present day. The anthology brings jointly researchers from quite a few disciplines, together with psychology, economics, sociology, philosophy and improvement reports. It presents concrete perception at the function and value of future health in modern society, utilizing a mixture of empirical grounding, philosophical rigour and an emphasis on real-world functions. it's exact in that it seeks to appreciate the relation among future health learn and its software in the direction of genuine problems.

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Consider how this analysis applies to the debate over the prudential relevance of PWB. It may be that people tend to disagree over the relationship between PWB and well-being because they are holding different (yet equally confused) notions of wellbeing. Proponents of the study of PWB may view well-being as something that is closely related to a happy life. In contrast, opponents may view well-being as something that is closely related to a good life. If this is the case, it is understandable that both groups of theorists end up talking past each other.

In contrast to both of these views, the theory-neutral 2 Towards a Widely Acceptable Framework … 35 approach does not make any claims about how closely related PWB is to wellbeing. It merely claims that (except in certain contexts or conditions) PWB tends to indicate well-being, or is a value or a benefit. I will briefly consider the fact that PWB tends to indicate well-being, here, and the way in which this relationship suggests we should interpret the Easterlin paradox. I have claimed that PWB tends to indicate well-being, but that in certain contexts and conditions this relationship may not hold.

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