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Capabilities, Well-being and Universalism / Gideon, Calder

The Routledge Handbook of Well-Being, Issue: 1

Swansea University Author: Gideon, Calder

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An account of how issues of well-being are addressed from the perspective of the capabilities approach, with particular reference to the work of Martha Nussbaum, and questions of universality. It sets what is distinctive in the capabilities approach, as established by Sen and developed by Nussbaum,...

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Published in: The Routledge Handbook of Well-Being
ISBN: 9781138850101
Published: New York and London Routledge 2018
Online Access: https://www.routledge.com/Routledge-Handbook-of-Well-Being/Galvin/p/book/9781138850101
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa45230
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Abstract: An account of how issues of well-being are addressed from the perspective of the capabilities approach, with particular reference to the work of Martha Nussbaum, and questions of universality. It sets what is distinctive in the capabilities approach, as established by Sen and developed by Nussbaum, the following sections in this chapter explore two areas highlighting how a capabilities approach will be both illuminating, and contentious. One is the degree to which we can generalise about human capabilities across cultures and contexts. The other is the life course, and specifically whether children and adults should be seen as having mutually distinct capabilities, or a continuous, shared set.
Keywords: well-being, capabilities, universalism, Nussbaum, childhood, cultural diversity
College: College of Human and Health Sciences
Issue: 1