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Happiness Studies Book Series

Well-Being in Contemporary Society

Editors: Søraker, J.H., Van der Rijt, J.-W., de Boer, J., Wong, P.-H., Brey, P. (Eds.)

  • Brings together a breadth of disciplines on the topic of well-being
  • Facilitates an interdisciplinary discourse, free of discipline-specific jargon
  • Provides key insights and recommendations for policy makers, engineers, and researchers
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About this book

This anthology examines the practical role of well-being in contemporary society. It discusses developments such as globalization, consumerism and the rapid innovation and use of new and emerging technologies and focuses on the significant impact of these developments on the well-being of people living today. The anthology brings together researchers from various disciplines, including psychology, economics, sociology, philosophy and development studies. It provides concrete insight on the role and importance of well-being in contemporary society, using a mix of empirical grounding, philosophical rigour and an emphasis on real-world applications. It is unique in that it seeks to understand the relation between well-being research and its application towards real problems.

About the authors

Dr. Johnny Hartz Søraker is Assistant Professor of Philosophy of technology at the Department of Philosophy, University of Twente. He defended his PhD cum laude at the same department, supervised by Prof. Dr. Philip Brey. The dissertation mainly dealt with the epistemology, ontology and ethics of virtual worlds, with a particular focus on their potential impact on personal well-being. Søraker's main research interests and publications lie in the intersections between Information Technology, on the one hand and both theoretical and practical philosophy, on the other. He often grounds his work in psychological research, especially work in the field of Positive Psychology and is developing this toward a comprehensive methodology entitled „Prudential-Empirical Ethics of Technology (PEET)‟.

Jan-Willem van der Rijt is Lecturer in Political Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Bayreuth. His work addresses issues related to the topics of freedom, happiness and dignity, and has appeared in journals such as Economics and Philosophy, Law and Philosophy, Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, and Theory and Decision. Van der Rijt is author of The Importance of Assent: A Theory of Coercion and Dignity (Springer 2012).

Jelle de Boer is a lecturer in philosophy at Delft University of Technology. His interests are in philosophy of social science, ethics and social theory. His recent topics of research concerned game theory and well-being. He has recently published in Philosopical Psychology, Biology and Philosophy, and Economics and Philosophy.

Pak-Hang Wong is a Research Fellow on Climate Geoengineering Governance at the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society (InSIS) and Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, University of Oxford. He works primarily on philosophy and ethics of technology, but he is also interested in climate ethics, social theory, digital media studies, and science and technology studies.

Philip Brey is professor of philosophy within the department of philosophy of  the University of Twente. He has published extensively in the areas of well-being and technology, ethics of technology, and philosophy of information technology.  He is co-editor of Brey, P, Briggle, A. and Spence, D. (eds.), The Good Life in a Technological Age (Routledge, 2012), which covers philosophical, psychological and economic approaches to well-being and technology.  

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Towards Consensus on Well-Being

    Taylor, Timothy Edwin

    Pages 1-16

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  • Towards a Widely Acceptable Framework for the Study of Personal Well-Being

    Wren-Lewis, Sam

    Pages 17-38

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  • Well-Being, Science, and Philosophy

    Rodogno, Raffaele

    Pages 39-57

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  • Improving the Health Care Sector with a Happiness-Based Approach

    Weiss, Laura A. (et al.)

    Pages 59-71

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  • Conflict, Commitment and Well-Being

    Arlegi, Ritxar (et al.)

    Pages 73-92

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eBook 83,29 €
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Hardcover 103,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-06458-1
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Softcover 103,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-34415-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Well-Being in Contemporary Society
Editors
  • Johnny H. Søraker
  • Jan-Willem Van der Rijt
  • Jelle de Boer
  • Pak-Hang Wong
  • Philip Brey
Series Title
Happiness Studies Book Series
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-06459-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-06459-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-06458-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34415-7
Series ISSN
2213-7513
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 236
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