A Philosophy for the Science of Well-Being

A Philosophy for the Science of Well-Being

by Anna Alexandrova

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ISBN-13: 9780199300518
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 08/09/2017
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Anna Alexandrova is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy of Science at University of Cambridge and a Fellow of King's College, having previously taught at the University of Missouri St Louis. She writes on philosophy of social sciences, especially economic modelling, explanation, and the sciences of well-being. She was a recipient of the Philosophy of Science Association Recent PhD Essay Prize.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction

Part 1: Tools for Philosophy
1. Is There a Single Concept of Well-Being?
2. Is There a Single Theory of Well-Being?
3. How to Build a Theory: The Case of Child Well-Being

Part 2: Tools for Science
4. Can the Science of Well-Being Be Objective?
5. Is Well-Being Measurable?
6. Psychometrics as Theory Avoidance

Afterword
Appendix A
Appendix B
Works Cited

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