Life Worth Living

In Alex Michalos (ed.), Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-being Research. Springer. 3602-05 (2014)
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In this encyclopedia entry, I seek to distinguish the concept of a worthwhile life from related ones such as a happy or meaningful life, to draw key distinctions that arise in discussion of worthwhileness (e.g., between life worth starting and life worth continuing), and to discuss some of the contemporary debates among ethicists about when a life is indeed worth living and when it's not.
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