The Notion of Well‐Being

Partha Dasgupta

in Human Well-Being and the Natural Environment

Published in print November 2001 | ISBN: 9780199247882
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191596100 | DOI:
 The Notion of Well‐Being

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A pluralist conception of personal well‐being is advanced. The conception includes the material sources of well‐being and the ability of a person to exercise various kinds of freedom. It is argued that social well‐being is an aggregate of individual well‐beings. It is shown that, if undertaken with care, the aggregation exercise doesn’t blunt human rights.

Keywords: freedom; human rights; personal well‐being; social well‐being

Chapter.  5259 words. 

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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