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Three Faces of Desire

Timothy Schroeder

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195172379
eISBN:
9780199849987
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172379.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Desires lead to actions, influence feelings, and determine what counts as a reward. Recent empirical evidence shows that these three aspects of desire stem from a common biological origin. Informed ... More


Pleasure and Displeasure

Timothy Schroeder

in Three Faces of Desire

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195172379
eISBN:
9780199849987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172379.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Pleasure and displeasure are phenomena so familiar that there seems no need for a summary of everyday knowledge of them. This chapter describes the folk psychology of hedonic tone and the evidence on ... More


Ambiguous Pleasure

Jean-Luc Nancy

in The Pleasure in Drawing

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823250936
eISBN:
9780823252671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823250936.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This section examines the ambiguity essential to pleasure in art. Plato has associated pleasure with the suspension of pain as well as the increase of enjoyment. Aristotle argues that the pleasure of ... More


Pleasure

Nicolas Bommarito

in Inner Virtue

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190673383
eISBN:
9780190673413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190673383.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In this chapter I defend an account of how pleasure can be a virtuous or vicious state independently of any connection to overt actions. After a brief overview of what pleasure is, I argue that ... More


On Interpreting Rape as/and Atrocity

Pratiksha Baxi

in Public Secrets of Law: Rape Trials in India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198089568
eISBN:
9780199082698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198089568.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

I begin with an analysis of appellate judgments to map the juridical discourse on rape as atrocity, as a widespread toleration of intolerable harm. I argue that in making a classification between ... More


Psychological Hedonism, Hedonic Motivation, and Health Behavior

David M. Williams

in Affective Determinants of Health Behavior

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190499037
eISBN:
9780190881375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190499037.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

Why is it so hard to choose the fruit salad instead of the chocolate cake? Why do we dread our daily workout? And why do some of us find it so difficult to quit smoking, quit drinking too much, or ... More


Hedonic value

Dan-Mikael Ellingsen, Siri Leknes, and Morten Kringelbach

in Handbook of Value: Perspectives from Economics, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Psychology and Sociology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198716600
eISBN:
9780191807572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716600.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

The hedonic processing of pleasure, pain, and displeasure is essential to survival and as such motivates behavior and strongly influences decision-making. Research has shown that the underlying ... More


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