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Deep personal relationships, value, merit, and change

Hooker, B. (2022) Deep personal relationships, value, merit, and change. Ratio, 35 (4). pp. 344-351. ISSN 0034-0006

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A paper by Roger Crisp published a few years ago contained arguments that seemed to imply that having deep personal relationships does not constitute an element of well-being. The lesson to draw from that paper of Crisp’s, according to a recent paper of mine, is that one’s having a deep personal relationship does constitute an element of one’s well-being on condition that one’s affection for the other person is merited. Crisp’s paper earlier in this issue of Ratio responds to my arguments. Here I reply to new questions that Crisp poses or provokes.

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