Is children’s wellbeing different from adults’ wellbeing?

Canadian Journal of Philosophy 49 (8):1146-1168 (2019)
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Call generalism about children’s and adults’ wellbeing the thesis that the same theory of wellbeing applies to both children and adults. Our goal is to examine whether generalism is true. While this question has not received much attention in the past, it has recently been suggested that generalism is likely to be false and that we need to elaborate different theories of children’s and adults’ wellbeing. In this paper, we defend generalism against the main objections it faces and make a positive case for it.



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Mauro Rossi
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