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Meaningful work

Author: Andrea Veltman
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book examines the importance of work in human well-being, addressing several related philosophical questions about work and arguing on the whole that meaningful work is central in human flourishing. Work impacts flourishing not only in developing and exercising human capabilities but also in instilling and reflecting virtues such as honor, pride, dignity, self-discipline and self-respect. Work also attaches to  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrea Veltman
ISBN: 9780190618179 0190618175
OCLC Number: 948747277
Description: viii, 237 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Work as a human good --
Autonomous and oppressive work --
What makes work meaningful? --
Is meaningful work available to all people? --
Value pluralism and the ethical, social, and political implications of the centrality thesis.
Responsibility: Andrea Veltman.

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This book develops the view that meaningful work is central in human flourishing. The author defends a pluralistic account of what makes work meaningful, arguing that work can be meaningful in  Read more...

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What is the normative status of work? In this elegantly written, powerfully argued book, Andrea Veltman rejects the answer of mainstream political theory that meaningful work is merely one optional Read more...

 
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