Let's work this out: is work a basic human good?

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In this paper, I explore the axiological status of work. I engage with a number of prominent natural law theorists who consider it a basic human good and explain why their arguments fail. In the process, I put forward a novel argument against the very possibility of work being considered a basic good. I conclude that whilst work may be very important to us psychologically and instrumentally it should not be considered a basic human good.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)658-668
Number of pages10
JournalNew Blackfriars
Issue number1096
Publication statusPublished - 8 Apr 2019


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