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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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Good Health as Reliably Competent Functioning

Good Health as Reliably Competent Functioning

(p.67) 4 Good Health as Reliably Competent Functioning
Habilitation, Health, and Agency

Lawrence C. Becker

Oxford University Press

Chapter 4 refines the notion of eudaimonistic health by developing the central notion of basic good health as reliably competent functioning in a given environment. Habilitative abilities, coping abilities, and agency are all central to competent functioning. And the account of basic good health, as distinct from ideal or perfect health, promises to be useful for the limited normative principles of basic justice.

Keywords:   coping abilities, agency, reliably competent functioning, basic health, ideal health

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