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Abstract

Deep personal relationships involve deep mutual understanding and strong mutual affection. This paper focuses on whether having deep personal relationships are one of the elements of well-being. Roger Crisp put forward thought experiments which might be taken to suggest that having deep personal relationships have only instrumental value as means to other elements of well-being. The different conclusion this paper draws is that having deep personal relationships is an element of well-being if but only if the other people involved have qualities that merit affection for these people.

Biography

Brad Hooker was a student at Princeton and Oxford. He taught at Virginia Commonwealth University and then the University of Reading. Nearly all his publications have been in meta-ethics, normative ethics and applied ethics. Brad is best known for his book Ideal Code, Real World: A Rule-consequentialist Theory of Morality. He is now working mainly on a theory of fairness.



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2021 joint session:
Hertfordshire

16-18 july 2021

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2022 joint session:
St Andrews

8-10 july 2022

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2023 joint session:
Birkbeck

7-10 july 2023





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2020 joint session:
Kent

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2019 joint session:
Durham

19 - 21 july 2019

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2018 joint session:
Oxford

6 - 8 july 2018





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