1. Laurence James (2010). Activity and the Meaningfulness of Life. The Monist 93 (1):57-75.
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  2. Laurence James (2009). Shape and the Meaningfulness of Life. In Lisa Bortolotti (ed.), Philosophy and Happiness. Palgrave Macmillan. 54--67.
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  3. Laurence James (2005). Achievement and the Meaningfulness of Life. Philosophical Papers 34 (3):429-442.
    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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