Philosophy Compass 17 (2):e12813 (2022)

Eden Lin
Ohio State University
Theories of well-being purport to identify the features of lives, and of intervals within lives, in virtue of which some people are high in well-being and others are low in well-being. They also purport to identify the properties that make some events or states of affairs good for a person and other events or states of affairs bad for a person. This article surveys some of the main theories of well-being, with an emphasis on work published since the turn of the century.
Keywords Well-being  Welfare  Quality of life  Prudential value  Hedonism  Desire-satisfaction theory  Objective list theory  Perfectionism
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DOI 10.1111/phc3.12813
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