David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Inquiry 19 (1-4):277 – 297 (1976)
?Achievement is doing what well?? A competitive democracy tends to repress this question as inegalitarian; it uses the slogan ?Whatever you do, do well?. But this slogan could not be taken seriously, nor is it really egalitarian. Our actual hierarchy of activities is based on an unargued and arbitrary consensus; it is an example of the way audiences control performers. Doubts about ?true achievement? are not merely ?philosophical?. Noting repressed concern about this issue suggests hypotheses to help explain some social tensions, e.g., over women's liberation. The love of competition might or might not make achievement more likely
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
Simone De Beauvoir (1952). The Second Sex. Vintage Books.
Josef Pieper (1952/1999). Leisure, the Basis of Culture. Liberty Fund.
Citations of this work BETA
David A. Crocker (1977). Markovi 's Concept of Praxis as Norm. Inquiry 20 (1-4):1 – 43.
Similar books and articles
Laurence James (2005). Achievement and the Meaningfulness of Life. Philosophical Papers 34 (3):429-442.
Robert Eisenberger (1998). Achievement: The Importance of Industriousness. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 21 (3):412-413.
Douglas W. Portmore (2007). Welfare, Achievement, and Self-Sacrifice. Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy 2 (2):1-28.
Daniel Whiting (2012). Epistemic Value and Achievement. Ratio 25 (2):216-230.
David Wasserman (2011). He Did It on Hot Dogs and Beer : Natural Excellence in Human Athletic Achievement. In Gregory E. Kaebnick (ed.), The Ideal of Nature: Debates About Biotechnology and the Environment. Johns Hopkins University Press.
R. W. Livingstone (1924). The Achievement of Greece The Achievement of Greece: A Chapter in Human Experience. By William Chase Greene, Ph.D. Pp. Viii + 334. Cambridge, U.S.A.: Harvard University Press, 1923. Price 16s. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 38 (7-8):185-186.
Wally Morrow (1994). Entitlement and Achievement in Education. Studies in Philosophy and Education 13 (1):33-47.
Added to index2009-01-30
Total downloads5 ( #260,991 of 1,679,326 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #183,792 of 1,679,326 )
How can I increase my downloads?