Well-Being Lecture Series: Richard Kim on Friendship and Well-Being at SLU on March 18

The Happiness & Well-Being Project at Saint Louis University


Dr. Richard Kim

Postdoctoral fellow at St. Louis University

"Friendship and Well-Being"


Although contemporary moral philosophers widely accept that friendship is a fundamental component of well-being, there is little discussion of why friendship is intrinsically good for us. In this presentation I explore the nature of the relationship between friendship and well-being, arguing that explaining this connection requires reflection on substantive accounts of well-being. I go on to argue that a perfectionist (or nature-fulfillment) account of well-being offers the most satisfying explanation of what makes friendship intrinsically good for us.

Friday, March 18, 3:00 – 5:00 PM Morrissey Hall 3400

Reception to follow in Adorjan Hall, first floor common area

This talk is free and open to the public