The Resource Action, ability, and health : essays in the philosophy of action and welfare, by Lennart Nordenfelt

Action, ability, and health : essays in the philosophy of action and welfare, by Lennart Nordenfelt

Label
Action, ability, and health : essays in the philosophy of action and welfare
Title
Action, ability, and health
Title remainder
essays in the philosophy of action and welfare
Statement of responsibility
by Lennart Nordenfelt
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book is a contribution to the general philosophy of action and the philosophy of welfare. The author makes separate analyses of concepts such as action, ability, interaction, action-explanation, happiness, health, illness and disability. At the same time he explores and substantiates the idea of a strong interdependence between the concept of action and some of the central concepts of welfare, in particular health and illness and related concepts. As a result he shows how the conceptual network of human welfare could be constructed."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
362.1/01/9
Index
index present
LC call number
R723
LC item number
.N657 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
International library of ethics, law, and the new medicine
Series volume
v. 1
Label
Action, ability, and health : essays in the philosophy of action and welfare, by Lennart Nordenfelt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 165-170) and index
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  • none
Contents
Part I: Action Theory -- 1. Towards an ontology of episodes -- 2. Towards an analysis of the concept of action -- 3. On complex actions: accomplishments and projects -- 4. On the explanation and determination of actions -- 5. On the logical form of action-explanations -- 6. On the logical form of interaction -- 7. Towards a theory of ability and disability -- Part II: Action-Theory as a Basis for the Theories of Health and Welfare -- 8. On the notion of health as ability -- 9. On the concepts of vital goal and happiness -- 10. On the multiplicity of health concepts -- Part III: Action-Theoretic Applications in the Theory of Health and Health Care -- 11. On the technical notions of disability and handicap: the WHO context -- 12. On the complexity of autonomy -- 13. A sketch for a theory of health enhancement -- 14. On the role of compulsion in mental illness: The case of forensic psychiatry -- Part IV: Summary of Basic Concepts
Control code
000021419326
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 173 p.
Isbn
9780792362067
Isbn Type
(HB : alk. paper)
Lccn
00024916
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.b25875267
System control number
  • pw25875267
  • (OCoLC)43445748

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