Well-Being: Its Meaning, Measurement and Moral Importance by James Griffin

Well-Being: Its Meaning, Measurement and Moral Importance

byJames Griffin

Paperback | September 1, 1971

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The author offers answers to three central questions about well-being: the best way to understand it; whether it can be measured; and where it should fit in moral and political thought. This is a paperback reissue of the title published in hardback in 1986.

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James Griffin is a White's Professor of Moral Philosophy at University of Oxford.
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Title:Well-Being: Its Meaning, Measurement and Moral ImportanceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.98 inPublished:September 1, 1971Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198248431

ISBN - 13:9780198248439

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This book is about several closely related ideas--'well-being', 'welfare', 'utility', 'the quality of life'. These are ideas at the centre of morality, politics, law, and economics. The book is primarily a work of moral philosophy but is relevant to all of these subjects. The author offers answers to three questions. What is the best way to understand well-being? To what extent can it be measured? And where should it fit in our moral and political thought?

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'This is an important and fascinating book ... this is a valuable study for a very wide audience of theoretical and applied researches. Since receiving the review copy, our research team have consulted it almost daily and we are grateful to the author for condensing such an essentialliterature.'Caroline Selai and Rachel Rosser, BMAS Newsletter, Summer '93