Subjective Theories of Well-Being

In Ben Eggleston & Dale Miller (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Utilitarianism. Cambridge University Press. pp. 199-219 (2014)
Download Edit this record How to cite View on PhilPapers
Abstract
Subjective theories of well-being claim that how well our lives go for us is a matter of our attitudes towards what we get in life rather than the nature of the things themselves. This article explains in more detail the distinction between subjective and objective theories of well-being; describes, for each approach, some reasons for thinking it is true; outlines the main kinds of subjective theory; and explains their advantages and disadvantages.
Keywords
No keywords specified (fix it)
PhilPapers/Archive ID
HEASTO
Upload history
Archival date: 2017-11-13
View other versions
Added to PP index
2013-03-07

Total views
3,579 ( #493 of 53,486 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
451 ( #638 of 53,486 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads since first upload
This graph includes both downloads from PhilArchive and clicks on external links on PhilPapers.