Internal WiP: Professor Andrew Moore

Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, Suite 8, Littlegate House, 16-17 St Ebbe's Street, Oxford OX 1PT

Title: Which entities have well-being?

Abstract: Well-being matters for those who have it, as well as more widely in ethics. So answering this talk's title question matters too. Yet not much work attempts to do so. This talk identifies helpful resources, explores where these can take us, and begins to adjudicate among rival answers. The resources include: theories of well-being (e.g. perfectionism, hedonism), alleged requirements on well-being (e.g. experience, body or mind, and biographical requirements), insights concerning similar questions (e.g. ‘Which entities have minds?’), and also some standalone answers to the title question.

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