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Title: Hedonism, well-being, and death
Author: Sludds, Paul
ISNI:       0000 0001 3417 2853
Awarding Body: Sheffield
Current Institution: University of Sheffield
Date of Award: 2008
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This thesis discusses theories of well-being with an emphasis on defending a particular kind of hedonism (what I will refer to as 'simple hedonism'). I hope to so show that hedonism as I construe it is tenable as a theory of well-being. Furthermore, will show that it compares favourably to rival theories. In the latter chapters I will explore the putative implications of this theory for the possibility that death is a misfortune for the one who dies. In doing so I will also consider in broader terms the plausibility of Epicurus' claim that death could never be a harm.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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