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Ethical Reading Webinar: Well-being and Employment

November 15 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Both Government and employers are increasingly concerned with workers’ well-being. But their understanding of well-being very often is not especially sharp. Sometimes well-being is understood in terms of mental and physical health, but this is not fundamental to the concept. Two people can have the same level of mental and physical health, but one of them might be much happier than the other.

So is well-being the same as happiness? Many philosophers think not. To be happy is to have a net balance of pleasant feelings, but such feelings are not the only contributors to personal well-being. Nor are they the most important. In this webinar we’ll consider what other things might contribute to our well-being, and what implications that has for employers’ concerned with the well-being of their employees.

Joining the webinar

We will be using Microsoft Teams for the webinar. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email. Please scroll to the bottom of the email to the ‘Additional Information’ section to see instructions for joining the webinar.

About the speaker: Professor Philip Stratton-Lake, University of Reading

Philip Stratton-Lake is a professor of philosophy at the University of Reading. He is the author of Kant, Duty, and Moral Worth, and is the editor of the 2002 edition of W. D. Ross’s The Right and the Good. He has also edited books on Ethical Intuitionism, and Scanlon’s moral philosophy, and has published papers on normative ethics, metaethics, and moral epistemology.

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