The paradox of beneficial retirement

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Morally, when should one retire from one's job? The surprising answer may be 'now'. It is commonly assumed that for a person who has acquired professional training at some personal effort, is employed in a task that society considers useful, and is working hard at it, no moral problem arises about whether that person should continue working. I argue that this may be a mistake: within many professions and pursuits, each one among the majority of those positive, productive, hard working people ought to consider leaving his or her job.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)332-337
Number of pages6
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2005

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  • Philosophy


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