Achievement and the Meaningfulness of Life

Philosophical Papers 34 (3):429-442 (2005)
In this paper I present a novel account of achievement and I argue that, all other things being equal, the presence of this particular type of achievement (an ‘m-achievement’) in a person’s life makes that life more meaningful. In arguing for this conclusion, I explore the connections between m-achievements and a person’s self-conception and especially the idea that m-achievements provide a reason for the revision of one’s self-conception.
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DOI 10.1080/05568640509485166
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Philippa Foot (1958). Moral Beliefs. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 59:83 - 104.

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