|Action, Ability and Health|
Essays in the Philosphy of Action and Welfare
2000, 192 S, Gb, (Springer)
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.