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A Philosophy for the Science of Well-Being

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2018.02.28 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Anna Alexandrova, A Philosophy for the Science of Well-Being, Oxford University Press, 2017, 196 pp., $65.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199300518. Reviewed by Lorraine L. Besser, Middlebury College Ostensibly, philosophy and science share goals that are fundamentally related to truth-seeking. Yet the ways in which each discipline pursues these goals are often vastly different and can lead to different claims about the nature of their object. The study of well-being is a prime example. Even despite increasing efforts to engage in interdisciplinary research, the science of well-being proceeds very differently than the philosophy of well-being, to the extent where we might reasonably question whether or not the science and philosophy are talking about the same thing. Anna Alexandrova's ambitious and timely book tackles these concerns head-on, raising important questions regarding the relationship between philosophy and. . .

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