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2018.02.21 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Andrea Veltman, Meaningful Work, Oxford University Press, 2016, 237pp., $90.00, ISBN 9780190618179. Reviewed by Russell Muirhead, Dartmouth College Once at the center of social and political theory, over the past fifty years, the subject of work has become peripheral. The displacement of work, Andrea Veltman argues, stems from three sources: first, a belief that work (as opposed to leisure) is not in fact central to living well; second, a view that any account of fulfilling or meaningful work must be irretrievably subjective; and third, commitment to cashing out conceptions of justice and well-being in terms of goods that all people in principle can possess. The task of the book is to answer each of these concerns. Veltman succeeds in answering each of these concerns. The opening chapter consults a range of philosophic, religious,... Read More

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