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dc.contributorDurie, Robin
dc.contributorDupre, John
dc.contributor.authorGriffiths, Jack
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-26T00:31:56Z
dc.date.available2019-09-26T00:31:56Z
dc.date.created2018-09-28 23:17
dc.date.issued2018-09-24
dc.identifieroai:ore.exeter.ac.uk:10871/34080
dc.identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10871/34080
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12424/630600
dc.description.abstractThis thesis explores the relation between the normative structures brought to bear on the evaluation of life and the way in which the coming-into-being of living organisms is fundamentally understood. It provides a new analysis and critique of the standard concept of ‘flourishing’ in neo-Aristotelian meta-ethics, by uncovering the underlying interpretation of organismic becoming on which it relies, and showing how the turn to a ‘constructivist’ conception of development in contemporary biological theory both disrupts this underlying metaphysics, and provides resources for re-thinking flourishing on a fundamentally different basis. The central claim is that we should turn from a view in which life is given a form to fulfil, and becoming is the process of its fulfilment, to one in which living is the process of creating a way in the world, as life goes along.
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dc.languageen
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherUniversity of Exeter
dc.publisherPolitics
dc.subjectpolitical thought
dc.subjectmeta-ethics
dc.subjectphilosophy of biology
dc.titleRe-thinking ‘Flourishing’ as an Organic Concept of the Good: The Interpretation of Development and the Evaluation of Life
dc.typeThesis or dissertation
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