Beyond Subjectivism and Objectivism about Well-Being

Activity: Talk or presentation typesLecture and oral contribution

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Raffaele Rodogno - Lecturer

Subjectivist theories of well-being account for the intuition that well-being and ill-being cannot leave us cold –the so-called ‘resonance’ requirement. Objectivist theories ground (in a less problematic way than subjectivist theories) the type of prudential criticism normally embodied in well-being language. In this paper, I sketch an approach to the study of well-being and ill-being that is non-committal with regard to subjectivism and objectivism. On the view that I present, resonance is delivered by subjective states that play a fundamental epistemological role, not a formal or metaphysical one. As for prudential criticism, I show how it is and should be understood in fallibilist terms, as something the correct application of which to each individual is ultimately assessed by way of the prudential epistemology outlined above.
15 May 201917 May 2019

Event (Conference)

TitleWell-being, Happiness, and the Good LIfe
Location Salle 0028, Pavillon d'aménagement, UdeM 2940 Chemin de la Côte-Ste-Catherine
Degree of recognitionInternational event

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