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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Puzzles and Games

This chapter considers an assortment of puzzles and questions that arise in light of the analysis of achievements. If achievement is intrinsically valuable, does that mean that failure is intrinsically disvaluable? Perhaps surprisingly, it turns out that failure can also be intrinsically g... see more

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