Working Hard and Kicking Back: The Case for Diachronic Perfectionism

Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy (1):1-10 (2008)
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Dan Haybron has argued by counterexample that perfectionism fails as a theory of well-being. I respond by articulating two different versions of diachronic perfectionism, which takes into account the level of development and exercise of essential human capacities over the course of an entire lifetime.

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Antti Kauppinen
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