Knowing What is Good For You: A Theory of Prudential Value and Well-Being

Hardcover | January 15, 2012

byTim Taylor

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An examination of the philosophical issues surrounding prudential value: what it is for something to be good for a person; and well-being: what it is for someone's life to go well. It critically analyzes competing approaches, and proposes a new subjective account that addresses key weaknesses of existing theories.

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An examination of the philosophical issues surrounding prudential value: what it is for something to be good for a person; and well-being: what it is for someone's life to go well. It critically analyzes competing approaches, and proposes a new subjective account that addresses key weaknesses of existing theories.

TIM TAYLOR is Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Leeds, UK.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:216 pages, 9.67 × 5.67 × 0.78 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230285112

ISBN - 13:9780230285118

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Setting the Scene
The Main Contenders
Objective Or Subjective?
What Sort of Subjective Account?
Developing a New Subjective Account
Modifications to the Basic Approach
Conflicts and Comparisons of Value
Well-Being
Conclusions
Bibliography
Index