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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B52/S20.028

ECOLOGICAL DOMAIN AND DOMAIN OF PROSPERITY AS PART OF QUALITY OF LIFE

F. Murgas
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-18-6 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 5, Vol. 2, 207-214 pp

ABSTRACT
Economic growth has brought prosperity to the Western society; however, it has not brought increase in life satisfaction. This statement known as the Easterlin paradox resulted in the 60s in formulation of the concept of quality of life. This has become one of the current concepts seeking to seize and explain the complexity of social reality. It consists of two dimensions – subjective and objective. The domains of objective dimension among other include also ecology and economics. Ecology takes importance especially in the eudaimonic approach to quality of life, well-being in hedonistic. This excludes the incorporation of environmental economics as a combination of ecology and economics into the concept of quality of life. Some authors use the term quality and sustainability of life, a close relation between ecology and sustainability on the one hand, and quality of life on the other is generally accepted.

Keywords: quality of life, ecology, environmental ethic, prosperity, ecological economics