The Role of Welfare in Eudaimonism

Southern Journal of Philosophy 51 (4):511-535 (2013)
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Eudaimonists deny that eudaimonism is objectionably egoistic, but the way in which they do so commits them to eschewing an important insight that has been a central motivation for eudaimonism: the idea that an individual must, in the end, organize her life in such a way that it is good for her. In this paper I argue that the egoism objection prods eudaimonists to make a choice between (what we might roughly call) welfare-prior and excellence-prior eudaimonism, and I make some preliminary remarks on behalf of welfare-prior eudaimonism



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Anne Baril
Washington University in St. Louis

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