Well-Being and the Capability of Health

  title={Well-Being and the Capability of Health},
  author={Christopher A Riddle},
  • C. Riddle
  • Published 16 June 2013
  • Philosophy
  • Topoi
In this paper, I argue that health plays a special role in the promotion of well-being within the capabilities approach framework. I do this by first presenting a scenario involving two individuals, both of whom lack access to only one capability. The first cannot secure the capability of bodily health due to an unhealthy lifestyle, whilst the second lacks access to bodily integrity due to a life of celibacy. Second, I explore these scenarios by assessing the nature of disadvantage suffered in… 
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