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Health problems, philosophical puzzles about the nature of health, Elizabeth Barnes.

Summary
Health is weird. Health is weird in a way that resists simple explanations or elegant theorizing. This book is a philosophical explanation of that weirdness, and an argument that grappling with the distinctive weirdness of health can give us insight into how we might approach difficult questions about social reality
Table Of Contents
Intro -- Title page -- Copyright page -- Dedication page -- Contents -- Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. The Distinctive Biological Importance of Health -- 2. The Distinctive Normative Importance of Health -- 3. The Distinctive Political Importance of Health -- 4. The Distinctive Phenomenological Importance of Health -- 5. Ameliorative Skepticism -- 6. In Praise of Messiness -- 7. A Reader's Guide: Outline and Overview -- 1. Theories of Health -- 1. Welcome to the Jungle -- 2. Function-Based Theories -- 3. Normative Theories -- 4. Phenomenological Theories -- 5. Social Constructionist Theories -- 6. Hybrid Theories -- 7. Summing Up -- 2. Health and Wellbeing -- 1. Health and Wellbeing: The Importance of the Distinction -- 2. The Value of Health -- 3. Grief, Loss, and Wellbeing -- 4. Conclusion -- 3. Health, Subjectivity, and Capability -- 1. Objectivity and Subjectivity -- 2. The Objective Nature of Health -- 3. The Subjective Nature of Health -- 4. Subjectivity, Equality, and Capability -- 5. The Social Components of Health -- 6. In Practice: Measuring Health -- 7. Conclusion -- 4. Health and Disability -- 1. Disability and Health: It's Complicated -- 2. Disability, Health, and Wellbeing -- 3. Some Unsuccessful Solutions -- 4. A Metaphysical Interlude: The Statue and the Clay -- 5. Disability, Health, and Context -- 6. Grief, Loss, and the Good Life -- 7. Conclusion -- Appendix: Empirical Research on Disability and Subjective Wellbeing -- 1. What Is Being Measured: Quality of Life -- 2. What Is Being Measured: Disability -- 3. What Is Being Measured: Severity -- 4. What Is Being Measured: Co-Variables -- 5. What Current Research Suggests: Subjective Wellbeing -- 6. What Research Suggests: Hedonic Adaptation -- 7. Conclusion -- 5. Ameliorative Skepticism and the Nature of Health -- 1. Health: The Core Problem
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Note
Also issued in print: 2023
Physical Description
(268 pages).
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9780019288385

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