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Knowing What is Good For You

A Theory of Prudential Value and Well-Being

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Tim E. Taylor
    Pages 1-4
  3. Tim E. Taylor
    Pages 5-18
  4. Tim E. Taylor
    Pages 19-36
  5. Tim E. Taylor
    Pages 37-56
  6. Tim E. Taylor
    Pages 57-82
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    Pages 83-102
  8. Tim E. Taylor
    Pages 103-128
  9. Tim E. Taylor
    Pages 129-149
  10. Tim E. Taylor
    Pages 150-171
  11. Tim E. Taylor
    Pages 172-179
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 180-201

About this book


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 analyses competing approaches, and proposes a new subjective account that addresses key weaknesses of existing theories.


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About the authors

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

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