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Well-Being as Value Fulfillment: How We Can Help Each Other to Live Well

Valerie Tiberius


We don’t always know how to help people, even when those people are our friends. This is not just a problem about how to provide the help we know others need. It is also the problem of what help they need in the first place, and this is a problem that requires ethical thinking. The theory of well-being defended in this book—the value fulfillment theory—provides a solution to this problem. In short, the theory says that our lives go well to the extent that we succeed in terms of what matters to us emotionally, reflectively, and over the long term. In other words, well-being consists in fulfilli ... More

Keywords: friendship, helping, humility, values, value fulfillment, well-being

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198809494
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198809494.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Valerie Tiberius, author
Professor of Philosophy and Department Chair, University of Minnesota

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