Gwen Bradford


Gwen Bradford ( is Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy, where she works on value theory—particularly the nature of intrinsic value, happiness and well-being, and perfectionism—as well as normative ethics, the history of moral philosophy, and epistemology. The central focus of her research investigates the nature of achievements, and what makes them valuable. In spite of the widespread acknowledgement of the importance of achievements, there is virtually no philosophical literature devoted to the rigorous investigation of just what achievements are, or why they should be valuable. She recently published Achievement (Oxford University Press, 2015).