Autonomy RQ - 1155 Meaning Happiness and the Good Life...

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1155 Meaning, Happiness and the Good Life • Cathal Woods Reading Questions on Kazez on Autonomy Reading: Kazez pp. 63-4, 65-8. Background: On pp. 61-3 Kazez explains that she is attempting to arrive at a short-list of goods  which are not only valuable to human life but are  necessary  if a human being is to lead a good  life. These goods go on what she calls the "A" list. The first such good is happiness (p. 64-5); the  second is autonomy. Autonomy is our focus.  1. In the middle of p. 63, Kazez says that one way we know that a good is a necessity is whether  we think lives that have it are better than those that lack it. What is the second way of knowing  (or at least suspecting) that a good is a necessity? (Be sure that you take account of the sentence  "That's not to say we need to do surveys to show that everyone wants popcorn.") The way people value something and how much they value it would define ‘good as a necessity.’ 
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This homework help was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course PHIL 201 taught by Professor Woods during the Spring '08 term at Virginia Wesleyan.

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