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Well-Being: The Benthamites versus The Aristotelians

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Uploaded on Mar 1, 2011

There's a philosophical debate at the height of western governments over how to define and measure well-being. The debate divides into two camps: the Benthamites, who define well-being as 'feeling good'; and the Aristotelians, who define it as 'optimal human functioning'. Charles Seaford, co-head of the Centre for Well-Being at the New Economics Foundation in London, told the London Philosophy Club about this dispute.

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