Funding Happiness: A study of the arguments against the public funding of life enhancement

Morgan Luck, Justin Harrison

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Abstract

In this paper we scrutinise the claim that interventions arising from positive psychology are always justified in and of themselves (Duckworth, Steen & Seligman, 2005). We claim that it is not morally justifiable for public funding bodies, charged with increasing community wellbeing, to support life enhancement/coaching practises over therapeutic practises. To support this claim we establish intuitive, theoretical, and pragmatic arguments.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-110
Number of pages10
JournalFacta Universitatis: Series Philosophy, Sociology, Psychology and History
Volume10
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011

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