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Author Alexandrova, Anna, 1977- author

Title A philosophy for the science of well-being / by Anna Alexandrova
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 2017
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Contents Cover; A Philosophy for the Science of Well-​Being; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Origins of the Chapters; Introduction: Fitting Science to Values and Values to Science; Part I 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 II 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: An Introduction to Philosophy of Well-​Being
Appendix B: Constructs of Well-​Being across SciencesWorks Cited; Index
Summary Do the new sciences of well-being provide knowledge that respects the nature of well-being? This book written from the perspective of philosophy of science articulates how this field can speak to well-being proper and can do so in a way that respects the demands of objectivity and measurement
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Happiness
Quality of life
PSYCHOLOGY -- Applied Psychology.
Quality of life.
SELF-HELP -- Personal Growth -- General.
SELF-HELP -- Personal Growth -- Happiness.
SELF-HELP -- Personal Growth -- Success.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 019067721X
0199300526 (electronic bk.)
9780199300525 (electronic bk.)