Pleasure and the Good Life: Concerning the Nature, Varieties, and Plausibility of Hedonism / Edition 1 by Fred Feldman | 9780199297603 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Pleasure and the Good Life: Concerning the Nature, Varieties, and Plausibility of Hedonism / Edition 1

Pleasure and the Good Life: Concerning the Nature, Varieties, and Plausibility of Hedonism / Edition 1

by Fred Feldman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199297606

ISBN-13: 9780199297603

Pub. Date: 06/22/2006

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Since ancient times, hedonism has been one of the most attractive and controversial theories about "the Good Life." On this view, the Good Life is the pleasant life— pleasure is the Good. Now Fred Feldman presents a careful, modern formulation of hedonism, defending the theory against some of the most important objections. Distinguishing some diverse

Overview

Since ancient times, hedonism has been one of the most attractive and controversial theories about "the Good Life." On this view, the Good Life is the pleasant life— pleasure is the Good. Now Fred Feldman presents a careful, modern formulation of hedonism, defending the theory against some of the most important objections. Distinguishing some diverse variants of the theory, and assessing their merits, Feldman explains why each deserves to be classified as a form of hedonism. His book offers inspiring vindication for anyone who hopes that it is possible to enjoy oneself and be good at the same time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199297603
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
06/22/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. The Quest for the Good Life
2. Hedonism: A Preliminary Formulation
3. Classic Objections to Hedonism
4. Attitudinal Hedonism
5. Replies to Some Objections
6. The Shape of a Life Objection
7. G. E. Moore, Hedonist?
8. But is it Really 'Hedonism'?
9. Problems about Beauty and Justice
10. Themes and Puzzles

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