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Quantities of Temporal Wellbeing

John Broome

in Weighing Lives

Published in print August 2004 | ISBN: 9780199243761
Published online October 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602900 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/019924376X.003.0006
 Quantities of Temporal Wellbeing

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This chapter defines a quantitative notion of a person’s temporal wellbeing (her wellbeing at a time). It uses the same methods as the previous chapter. It gives an account of intertemporal comparisons of wellbeing. It also defines a zero for temporal wellbeing.

Keywords: temporal wellbeing; intertemporal comparisons; zero of wellbeing

Chapter.  2050 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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