Philosophy for pleasure.

by Hector Hawton

Publisher: Fawcett Publications in Greenwich, Conn

Written in English
Published: Pages: 192 Downloads: 582
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Edition Notes

Includes bibliography.

SeriesPremier book
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 192 p. ;
Number of Pages192
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19543708M

Summary. Book III, the central Book and the longest of the five, opens with Boethius enchanted by Philosophy's final song of Book II. Throughout The Consolation of Philosophy, Boethius tells us, Philosophy's songs have been accompanied by the most beautiful music, for music is Philosophy's "handmaid". Boethius has become refreshed, and the compelling arguments of Book II have made . On Pleasure Every time I walk over a bridge, I want to throw something off the side – my phone, my wallet, my keys, anything of personal value will suffice. This being a compulsion, it is naturally difficult to say precisely what is behind : Benjamin Fong.   Pleasure in Aristotle's Ethics provides an innovative and crucially important account of the role of pleasure and desire in Aristotle's philosophy. Michael Weinman seeks to overcome common impasses in the mainstream interpretation of Aristotle's ethical philosophy through the careful study of Aristotle's account of pleasure in the human, but not merely human, good, thus presenting a new way . Pleasure in philosophy. The ancient Greek philosopher Epicurus said that people feel the most pleasure possible when they have no suffering. Hedonism is another philosophy that is focused on pleasure. It says that pleasure is good. In Hedonism, people focus on pleasure and avoid pain.

This book examines Plato's subtle and insightful analysis of pleasure and explores its intimate connections with his discussions of value and human psychology. The book offers a fresh perspective on how good things bear on happiness in Plato's ethics, and shows that for Plato, pleasure cannot determine happiness because pleasure lacks a direction of its own.   A brilliant and concise account of the lives and ideas of the great philosophers—Plato, Aristotle, Bacon, Spinoza, Voltaire, Kant, Schopenhauer, Spencer, Nietzsche, Bergson, Croce, Russell, Santayana, James, and Dewey—The Story of Philosophy is one of the great books of our write for the non-specialist as well as Will Durant, and this book is a splendid example of his eminently 4/4(24). philosophy that advocates the unreflective pursuit of intense, immediate pleasure; makes no qualitative distinctions among pleasures cynicism philosophy based on the belief that the very essence of civilization is corrupt and that civilization destroys individuals by making them soft and subject to .

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PHILOSOPHY. PSYCHOLOGY Publisher Watts And Company Collection universallibrary Contributor Osmania University Language English. Epicurus and his philosophy of pleasure have been controversial for over years. One reason is our tendency to reject pleasure as a moral good.

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If you continue browsing the site, you agree to the use of cookies on this website. Hector Hawton is the author of Philosophy for Pleasure ( avg rating, 7 ratings, 0 reviews, published ), The Feast of Unreason ( avg rating, 2 /5. The learned men of Utopia are given to disputing over various questions of moral philosophy, but their chief concern is in trying to determine the source and nature of happiness.

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Russell, Daniel,Plato on Pleasure and the Good Life, Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press. Hedonism is a school of thought that argues seeking pleasure and avoiding suffering are the only components of well-being.

Ethical hedonism is the view that combines hedonism with welfarist ethics, which claim that what we should do depends exclusively on what affects the well-being individuals have. Ethical hedonists would defend either increasing pleasure and reducing suffering for all.

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Humans naturally seek pleasure and avoid pain. Their aim should be so to conduct their lives that they get, on balance, the maximum of pleasure and the minimum of pain. They will succeed in this only if they are able, through philosophy, to overcome the fear of death Read More; Plato.

Book 10 1. Our next business after this is doubtless to discuss Pleasure. For pleasure is thought to be especially congenial to mankind; and this is why pleasure and pain are employed in the education of the young, as means whereby to steer their course.

An appropriate attitude toward pleasure and pain is one of the most important habits to develop for moral virtue. While a glutton might feel inappropriate pleasure when presented with food and inappropriate pain when deprived of food, a temperate person will gain pleasure from abstaining from such indulgence.

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