Eudaimonistic Health

Lawrence C. Becker

in Habilitation, Health, and Agency

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780199917549
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199950454 | DOI:
Eudaimonistic Health

More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Moral Philosophy


Show Summary Details


This chapter develops the notion of eudaimonistic health—a conception of physiological and psychological good as well as bad health. This conception of health, while similar to a much-criticized definition offered by the World Health Organization, is distinct from it, and avoids the usual objections to the WHO definition. Recent psychological and philosophical work on happiness and well-being is also consistent with the notion of eudaimonistic health developed here.

Keywords: physiological health; psychological health; happiness; well-being; World Health Organization; eudaimonistic health

Chapter.  10109 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.