Security, Knowledge and Well-being

Security, Knowledge and Well-being Journal of Moral Philosophy 8 (2011) 68–91 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI 10.1163/174552411X549363 brill.nl/jmp JOURNAL OF MORAL PHILOSOPHY 1 Narayan Deepa, Robert Chambers, Meera Shah, and Patti Petesch. Voices of the Poor: Crying Out for Change. (New York, N.Y: Oxford University Press, 2002), p.152. 2 Emma Rothschild “What is Security?” Daedalus 124 (1995): 53-98. Quote at p. 62. Security, Knowledge and Well-being Stephen John PHG Foundation College Lecturer in Philosophy Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge Mortimer Road, CB1 2EW, UK sdj22@cam.ac.uk Abstract Th is paper investigates whether being “physically insecure” (being at risk of not continuing to meet one’s physical needs in the future) should be thought of as a constituent of current well- being. In §1, it is argued that we cannot understand the value of security in terms of “freedom from fear”. In §2, it is argued that the reliablist approach to epistemology can help us to construct an account of why physical security is valuable, by relating security to the conditions of agency for practically and epistemically limited animals. In §3, this argument is compared with other attempts to understand the value of physical security. In §4, the relationship between security and threats http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Moral Philosophy Brill

Security, Knowledge and Well-being

Journal of Moral Philosophy, Volume 8 (1): 68 – Jan 1, 2011

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© 2011 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1740-4681
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1745-5243
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10.1163/174552411X549363
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Journal of Moral Philosophy 8 (2011) 68–91 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI 10.1163/174552411X549363 brill.nl/jmp JOURNAL OF MORAL PHILOSOPHY 1 Narayan Deepa, Robert Chambers, Meera Shah, and Patti Petesch. Voices of the Poor: Crying Out for Change. (New York, N.Y: Oxford University Press, 2002), p.152. 2 Emma Rothschild “What is Security?” Daedalus 124 (1995): 53-98. Quote at p. 62. Security, Knowledge and Well-being Stephen John PHG Foundation College Lecturer in Philosophy Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge Mortimer Road, CB1 2EW, UK sdj22@cam.ac.uk Abstract Th is paper investigates whether being “physically insecure” (being at risk of not continuing to meet one’s physical needs in the future) should be thought of as a constituent of current well- being. In §1, it is argued that we cannot understand the value of security in terms of “freedom from fear”. In §2, it is argued that the reliablist approach to epistemology can help us to construct an account of why physical security is valuable, by relating security to the conditions of agency for practically and epistemically limited animals. In §3, this argument is compared with other attempts to understand the value of physical security. In §4, the relationship between security and threats

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Journal of Moral PhilosophyBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2011

Keywords: CAPABILITIES; WELL-BEING; SECURITY; EPISTEMOLOGY; RISK

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