Perfectionism and the Ends of Life

James Griffin

in Well-Being

Published in print December 1988 | ISBN: 9780198248439
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597558 | DOI:

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks

 Perfectionism and the Ends of Life

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Concerns various forms of perfectionist accounts of well‐being: Aristotelian, pluralist, Nietzschean, and so on. It discusses the ends of life (defending a modified Aristotelian view) and the relation of prudence and morality. These discussions reinforce the conclusion of the previous chapter.

Keywords: Aristotelian ethics; morality; Nietzsche; perfectionism; prudence; well‐being

Chapter.  6760 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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