The science of well-being

Authored by: Anna Alexandrova

The Routledge Handbook Of Philosophy Of Well-Being

Print publication date:  August  2015
Online publication date:  July  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415714532
eBook ISBN: 9781315682266
Adobe ISBN: 9781317402657


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Nowadays the social and medical sciences are increasingly focused on well-being. To some extent this is not a novelty. The social scientists, from the eighteenth century onwards, have charged the disciplines of political economy, sociology, and psychology with the task of finding the laws of improvement of the human condition. Still, today is special. Well-being is no longer just a background motivation, but a direct object of study at an unprecedented scale.

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