European Journal of Philosophy 21 (1):50-73 (2013)

Simon Feldman
Connecticut College
Allan Hazlett
Washington University in St. Louis
: Contemporary common sense holds that authenticity is an ethical ideal: that there is something bad about inauthenticity, and something good about authenticity. Here we criticize the view that authenticity is bad because it detracts from the wellbeing of the inauthentic person, and propose an alternative moral account of the badness of inauthenticity, based on the idea that inauthentic behaviour is potentially misleading
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
Reprint years 2010, 2013
DOI 10.1111/j.1468-0378.2010.00434.x
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 69,018
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Reasons and Persons.Derek Parfit - 1984 - Oxford University Press.
The Ethics of Authenticity.Charles Taylor - 1992 - Harvard University Press.

View all 20 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Bad Faith.Michael Hymers - 1989 - Philosophy 64 (249):397 - 402.
Is Bad Faith Necessarily Social?Ronald E. Santoni - 2008 - Sartre Studies International 14 (2):23-39.
Less Good but Not Bad: In Defense of Epicureanism About Death.Aaron Smuts - 2012 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 93 (2):197-227.


Added to PP index

Total views
178 ( #64,849 of 2,498,540 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
4 ( #171,114 of 2,498,540 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes