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

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

by Fred Feldman
     
 

ISBN-10: 019926516X

ISBN-13: 9780199265169

Pub. Date: 06/03/2004

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:
9780199265169
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
06/03/2004
Pages:
234
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.20(h) x 0.80(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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