Well-being and Philosophy of Science
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Alexandrova, A. (2015). Well-being and Philosophy of Science. Philosophy Compass, 10 219-231. https://doi.org/10.1111/phc3.12203
This article is a mutual introduction of the science of well-being to philosophy of science and an explanation of how the two disciplines can benefit each other. In the process I argue that the science of well-being is not helpfully viewed as a social or a natural, but rather as a mixed, science. Hence its methodology will have to attend to its specific features. I discuss two of its methodological problems: justifying the role of values, and validating measures. I suggest that tackling them calls for developing mid-level rather than high theories of well-being.
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/phc3.12203
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/246240