Social Theory and Practice 46 (2):299-316 (2020)

Shane Gronholz
University of Colorado, Boulder
According to what I call the judgment view about welfare, a subject S’s life is going well for S only if S judges that S’s life is going well for S. This means that a person’s welfare depends, at least in part, on that person’s own judgment about her welfare. According to this view, it is not possible for a person to have a life that is going well for her if she judges that it is not. In this paper, I challenge this view by showing that there can be cases where a person’s life is going well for her even if she does not judge that it is.
Keywords Applied Philosophy  Contemporary Philosophy  Social and Political Philosophy
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DOI 10.5840/soctheorpract202033186
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