Ways to Be Worse Off

Res Philosophica 93 (4):921-949 (2016)
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Ian Stoner
Saint Paul College
Abstract
Does disability make a person worse off? I argue that the best answer is yes and no, because we can be worse off in two conceptually distinct ways. Disabilities usually make us worse off in one way (typified by facing hassles) but not in the other (typified by facing loneliness). Acknowledging two conceptually distinct ways to be worse off has fundamental implications for philosophical theories of well-being.
Keywords well-being  disability  conceptual fragmentation
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ISBN(s) 2168-9105
DOI 10.11612/resphil.1470
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