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