17: Achievement Matters

February 22, 2017

What are achievements and how should we think about them? How should we talk about them?

Philosopher Gwen Bradford’s work on the nature of achievement inspired us to talk about the ethics of naming achievements for other people. Can you tell someone they have achieved something if they don’t think they have?

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Show Notes:

Thanks to Evelyn Brosius for our logo. Music used in this episode (in order of appearance):

    1. “Trockne Blumen” by Franz Schubert
      Public Domain
    2. Year of the Nines” by The New Lines
      From the Free Music Archive
      CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
    3. Golden Hour” by Podington Bear
      From the Free Music Archive
      CC BY-NC 3.0
    4. Hungaria” by Latché Swing
      From the Free Music Archive
      CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 FR
    5. Balti” by Blue Dot Session
      From the Free Music Archive
      CC BY-NC 4.0

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