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Habilitation, Health, and AgencyA Framework for Basic Justice$
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Lawrence C. Becker

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199917549

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917549.001.0001

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Eudaimonistic Health

Eudaimonistic Health

Complete Health, Moral Development, Well-Being, and Happiness

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Habilitation, Health, and Agency

Lawrence C. Becker

Oxford University Press

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

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