Journal of Applied Philosophy 37 (1):103-117 (2020)

Luara Ferracioli
University of Sydney
In this paper, I investigate the relationship between carefreeness and the valuable goods that constitute a good childhood. I argue that carefreeness is necessary for children to develop positive affective responses to worthwhile projects and relationships, and so is necessary for children to endorse the valuable goods in their lives. One upshot of my discussion is that a child who is allowed to play, who receives an adequate education, and who has loving parents, but who lacks the psychological disposition of carefreeness leads an impoverished life, even if she might lead a good life in adulthood.
Keywords children  well-being  carefreeness  play
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DOI 10.1111/japp.12382
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