Simon Keller and Valerie Tiberius

Simon Keller (left) and Valerie Tiberius (right) on well-being and social psychology.

The nature and conditions of well-being have long held philosophers’ attention, but well-being is also now a major focus of psychological research. In this conversation, Keller and Tiberius discuss the possibilities for cooperation in this area between psychologists and philosophers. Are philosophers able to reveal conceptual truths about well-being that are of value to psychologists? Can psychological research usefully correct philosophers’ naive intuitions about what makes us better off?

Related works

by Keller:
Social Psychology and Philosophy: Problems in Translation” (forthcoming), a critical study of Tiberius’s The Reflective Life (2008)
Welfare as Success” (2009)

by Tiberius:
with Alicia Hall: “Normative Theory and Psychological Research: Hedonism, Eudaimonism, and Why It matters” (2010)
The Reflective Life: Living Wisely With Our Limits (2008)


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