Where's the value in health?

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Traditional theories of health and disease have a tendency to focus on either the evaluative aspect of health at the cost of capturing its descriptive character or they focus on the descriptive character at the cost of capturing its evaluative aspect. We provide a naturalistically respectable account of health that captures both these features of health by locating the value in health in the mode of presentation of the concept [health] instead of in the worldly property. We argue that understanding [health] as a thick concept allows us to make good sense of important features of health judgments.
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PSA2022524
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Franklin & Marshall college
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UMass Amherst

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