Achievement, wellbeing, and value

Philosophy Compass 11 (12):795-803 (2016)

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Gwen Bradford
Rice University
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Achievement is among the central goods in life, but just what is achievement, and how is it valuable? There is reason to think that it is a constitutive part of wellbeing; yet, it is possible to sacrifice wellbeing for the sake of achievement. How might it have been worthwhile, if not in terms of wellbeing? Perhaps, achievement is an intrinsic good, or perhaps it is valuable in terms of meaning in life. This article considers various ways in which we can understand the nature and value of achievement, as well as the significance of achievement for other areas of philosophical inquiry.
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