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Well-Being as Value Fulfillment: How We Can Help Each Other to Live Well,

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2019.08.02 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Valerie Tiberius, Well-Being as Value Fulfillment: How We Can Help Each Other to Live Well, Oxford University Press, 2018, 214pp., $35.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198809494. Reviewed by Bernard Reginster, Brown University "Ethical theories," Valerie Tiberius claims in her opening chapter, "are for solving practical problems. . . . When it comes to well-being, the relevant questions are about what it is for a person's life to go better or worse for them." (8-9) This approach explains the book's focus on friendship -- it vividly brings out the relevant problem -- and suggests a proposed solution: "when we think about how to improve well-being, we ought to focus on people's values." (10) Chapters 2 and 3 develop this proposal, and chapters 4 and 5 examine its application to the case of friendship. There is much to like in Tiberius' perceptive explorations: the quest for well-being -- a friend's or one's own -- can be complicated... Read More

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