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Well-being in contemporary society

Author: Johnny H Søraker; Jan-Willem van der Rijt; J S de Boer; Pak-Hang Wong; Philip Brey
Publisher: Cham : Springer, [2014] ©2015
Series: Happiness studies book series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This anthology examines the practical role of well-being in contemporary society. It discusses developments such as globalization, consumerism and the rapid innovation and use of new and emerging technologies and focuses on the significant impact of these developments on the well-being of people living today. The anthology brings together researchers from various disciplines, including psychology, economics,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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S©ıraker, Johnny H.
Well-Being in Contemporary Society.
Cham : Springer International Publishing, ©2014
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Johnny H Søraker; Jan-Willem van der Rijt; J S de Boer; Pak-Hang Wong; Philip Brey
ISBN: 9783319064598 3319064592 3319064584 9783319064581
OCLC Number: 894554075
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 236 pages).
Contents: Acknowledgments; Contents; Introduction; 1 Towards Consensus on Well-Being; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 The Problem; 1.3 and, and Well-Being; 1.4 Aristotelian Theories and Hedonism; 1.5 Desire-Satisfaction Theories; 1.6 Likely Areas of Common Ground; 1.7 How Broad Is the?; 1.8 Implications and Choices; 1.9 Summary and Conclusion; References; 2 Towards a Widely Acceptable Framework for the Study of Personal Well-Being; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 The Study of Personal Well-Being --
the Current Situation; 2.2.1 A Brief Overview of Subjective Measures of Well-Being. 2.2.2 A Very Brief Overview of Some Significant Findings from the Study of PWB2.2.3 Debating the Prudential Relevance of PWB; 2.3 The Relationship Between PWB and Well-Being; 2.3.1 What Is Well-Being?; 2.3.2 Theories of Well-Being; 2.3.3 A Theory-Neutral Framework for the Study of PWB; 2.3.3.1 PWB as an Indicator; 2.3.3.2 PWB as a Value; 2.3.3.3 PWB as a Benefit; 2.3.4 Putting the Account to Work: A Theory-Neutral Framework in Context; 2.4 Conclusion; References; 3 Well-Being, Science, and Philosophy; 3.1 Well-Being Between Philosophy, Science, and Public Policy. 3.2 Invariantism About Well-Being3.2.1 Invariantism and Prudential Theories; 3.2.2 Invariantism and ``Good Life'' Theories; 3.3 Against Variantism; 3.4 Another Look at Scientific Practice; 3.5 Conclusion; References; 4 Improving the Health Care Sector with a Happiness-Based Approach; 4.1 The Dutch Healthcare System: From a Problem-Based to a Happiness-Based Approach; 4.2 Well-Being; 4.3 The Happiness Route: Theoretical Basis; 4.4 The Happiness Route Intervention; 4.5 Empirical Studies; 4.6 Conclusion and Discussion; Acknowledgement; References; 5 Conflict, Commitment and Well-Being. 5.1 Introduction5.2 Choice with Underlying Conflict of Motivations; 5.3 Motivation Change; 5.4 Conflict and Well-Being; 5.5 Commitment © La Elster and Schelling; 5.6 Commitment © La Sen; 5.7 Commitment and Well-Being; 5.8 Conclusion; References; 6 Can Technology Make Us Happy?; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Spectator's Happiness and Achiever's Happiness. On the Two Principle Elements of Well-Being: Personality and Circumstances; 6.3 Philosophy and the Ethical Ideal of Happiness; 6.4 Modern Technology and the Quest for Happiness. 6.4.1 Enlightenment Optimism About Technology and the Quest for Happiness6.4.2 Romantic Uneasiness and the Worry About the Loss of Virtue and Ethical Wisdom Through Technological Rationalization; 6.5 Combining Ethics, Achiever's Happiness and Technology; 6.6 Conclusion; References; 7 A Biomedical Shortcut to (Fraudulent) Happiness? An Analysis of the Notions of Well-Being and Authenticity Underlying Objections to Mood Enhancement; 7.1 Introduction and Central Question; 7.2 The Phenomenon of Mood Enhancement; 7.3 The Two-Fold Threat of Fraudulent Happiness.
Series Title: Happiness studies book series.
Responsibility: Johnny H. Søraker, Jan-Willem Van der Rijt, Jelle Boer, Pak-Hang Wong, Philip Brey, editors.

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