Oxford University Press (2015)

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Gwen Bradford
Rice University
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Gwen Bradford presents the first systematic account of what achievements are, and why they are worth the effort. She argues that more things count as achievements than we might have thought, and offers a new perfectionist theory of value in which difficulty, perhaps surprisingly, plays a central part in characterizing achievements.
Keywords Achievement  Intrinsic value  Value  Difficulty  Effort  Competence  Perfectionism
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ISBN(s) 9780198714026   0198864078   9780198864073
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