• Senior Fellow, F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.

Neera K. Badhwar is a Senior Fellow in the F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. She is also Professor Emeritus of philosophy at the University of Oklahoma. She has recently published a book with Oxford University Press on virtue and happiness called Well-Being: Happiness in a Worthwhile Life. Other research interests include International Ethics and the role of markets in promoting civic friendship and civility.

Find her CV along with a current list of publications at her personal website.

 

Publications & Appearances

Well-Being

This book offers a new argument for the ancient claim that well-being as the highest prudential good -- eudaimonia -- consists of happiness in a virtuous life. The argument takes into account recent work on happiness, well-being, and virtue, and defends a neo-Aristotelian conception of virtue as an integrated intellectual-emotional disposition that is limited in both scope and stability. This conception of virtue is argued to be widely-held and compatible with social and cognitive psychology.