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Revista Cubana de Salud Pública

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GUEVARA, Harold et al. Perception about the quality of life based on the principles of complexity. Rev. cub. salud pública [online]. 2010, vol.36, n.4, pp. 357-360. ISSN 0864-3466.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0864-34662010000400011.

The quality of life is the object of interest of several disciplines. Making inquiries about the possibilities of the people to live well has to do with developing some human capabilities that allow them to enjoy full life. A review was made of the various conceptions about quality of life, taking several philosophic and epistemological approaches as reference. Utilitarian standpoints, the ethics of capacities, bioethics and vision based on complexity were included. It was intended to stress that the quality of life is an area deserving attention because of the facets that it embraces, its inter-dimensionality and the uncertainty inherent to it. Hence, this area requires to be approached from the epistemological paradigm of complexity.

Keywords : Quality of life; paradigm of complexity.

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