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Habilitation, health, and agency : a framework for basic justice

Author: Lawrence C Becker
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
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Lawrence C. Becker introduces an unconventional set of background ideas for future philosophical work on normative theories of basic justice. The organizing concept is habilitation - the process of equipping a person or thing with functional abilities or capacities.
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence C Becker
ISBN: 9780199917549 019991754X 9780199950454 0199950458
OCLC Number: 826675996
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Contents: Introduction ; Part One: Habilitation and Basic Justice ; Preface to Part One ; 1. Basic Justice and Habilitation: Concept and Conception ; 1. Basic Justice ; 2. Habilitation: Concept and Conception ; 3. Normative Theories with a Close Connection to Habilitation ; 4. Habilitation: Conception and Framework ; 2. The Circumstances of Habilitation for Basic Justice ; 1. Functional Abilities in a Given Range of Environments ; 2. Summary of the Circumstances of Habilitation ; 3. The Centrality of Health and Agency ; Part Two: Health, Healthy Agency, and the Health Metric ; Preface to Part Two ; 3. Eudaimonistic Health: Complete Health, Moral Development, Well-Being, and Happiness ; 1. Health, Well-Being, and Virtue ; 2. A Unified Conception of Health, Positive and Negative ; 3. The Science of Mental Health, Happiness, and Virtue ; 4. Health, Happiness, and Basic Justice ; 4. Good Health as Reliably Competent Functioning ; 1. Basic health: An Integrated, Limited General Concept ; 2. Habilitation, Coping Abilities, and Agency ; 3. Good (basic) Health as Reliably Competent Functioning ; 5. Robustly Healthy Agency ; 1. The Health Metric ; 2. Health Science: Limited and Unified ; 3. Habilitation into Robustly Healthy Agency ; 6. Healthy Agency as the Representative Good for Basic Justice ; 1. Healthy Agency versus Wealth and Income ; 2. Healthy Agency versus Pluralism ; 3. The Representativeness of Habilitation into Healthy Agency ; 4. Theory All the Way Down: A Public Policy Objection ; Part Three: Healthy Agency and the Norms of Basic Justice ; Preface to Part Three ; 7. Healthy Agency and Its Behavioral Tendencies ; 1. Dispositions Toward Health and Habilitation ; 2. Dispositions About the Subject Matter of Justice ; 8. Healthy Agency and the Norms of Basic Justice ; 1. Habilitative Necessities and Justice ; 2. Habilitative Stability, Strength, and Efficiency ; 3. Second-Order Norms, ; 4. Moving Beyond Basic Justice ; Part Four: Relevance, Influence, and Prejudice Revisited ; Preface to Part Four ; 9. Relevance, Influence, and Prejudice ; 1. Exclusionary Reminders ; 2. Comprehensiveness and Representativeness ; 10. Conclusion and Extrication ; 1. Health, Individual Liberty, and Social Stability: A Fantasy ; 2. Approximations to Health ; 3. Pseudo-Problems and Elusive Targets: Sensible Replies to the Foole ; 4. Hope Rather than Fantasy ; Acknowledgments ; Bibliography
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Lawrence C. Becker introduces an unconventional set of background ideas for future philosophical work on normative theories of basic justice. The organizing concept is habilitation - the process of equipping a person or thing with functional abilities or capacities.

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