Understanding What’s Good for Us

Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 12 (4):429 - 439 (2009)

Abstract
The ancient question of what a good life consists in is currently the focus of intense debate. There are two aspects to this debate: the first concerns how the concept of a good life is to be understood; the second concerns what kinds of life fall within the extension of this concept. In this paper, I will attend only to the first, conceptual aspect and not to the second, substantive aspect. More precisely, I will address the preliminary, underlying question of how to understand what it is in general for something to be good for someone, from which an understanding of the more particular concept of a good life may be derived.
Keywords Good  Good for  Good life  Benefit  Interest  Welfare  Well-being  Personal value
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DOI 10.1007/s10677-009-9184-4
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