Personal Relationship Goods

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[Revised entry by Anca Gheaus on October 4, 2022.
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Over the past decades, political philosophers and applied ethicists have been increasingly interested in the value of personal relationships. The goods they generate – or, perhaps, of which they consist – are obviously important, both instrumentally and non-instrumentally, for how well individuals’ lives go on various accounts of what makes a life good: They are highly desired by most people, can bring a lot of pleasure and joy and, at least some of them – such as friendship or love – have objective value. More…

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