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Attitudinal Hedonism

Fred Feldman

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

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199265169
eISBN:
9780191601385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019926516X.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The distinction between sensory pleasure and attitudinal pleasure is drawn. Arguments are given to show that these are distinct kinds of pleasure. The concept of intrinsic attitudinal pleasure is ... More


Mill's Incubus

Elijah Millgram

in John Stuart Mill and the Art of Life

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195381245
eISBN:
9780199869213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381245.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General

John Stuart Mill's solution to the problem of freedom of the will distinguishes determinism from “moral unfreedom.” His psychology predicts that moral unfreedom will be a side effect of a life built ... More


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

Fred Feldman

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199265169
eISBN:
9780191601385
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019926516X.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Hedonism is the view that the Good Life is the pleasant life. The central aim of this book is to show that, when carefully and charitably interpreted, certain forms of hedonism yield plausible ... More


Optimal Moral Rules and Supererogatory Acts

Jonathan Riley

in John Stuart Mill and the Art of Life

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195381245
eISBN:
9780199869213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381245.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Mill's moral theory, which holds that an act or omission is wrong if and only if it is deserving of punishment for the kind of harm it causes to others without their consent, must be integrated with ... More


It Must Be Abstract

John Guillory

in Pleasure and Change: The Aesthetics of Canon

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195309355
eISBN:
9780199850860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309355.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on John Guillory's response to Frank Kermode's lectures. Guillory begins with the ways in which he agrees with Kermode: that literary criticism is “curiously troubled discipline ... More


Utilitarianism (concluded)

G. E. Moore

in Ethics: and "The Nature of Moral Philosophy"

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199272013
eISBN:
9780191603181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199272018.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter continues the previous chapter’s detailed analysis of the utilitarian account of right and wrong. Utilitarianism asserts not only that producing a maximum of pleasure is a characteristic ... More


Perfectionism about happiness and higher pleasures

David O. Brink

in Mill's Progressive Principles

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199672141
eISBN:
9780191751257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672141.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines Mill's higher pleasures doctrine and defends a perfectionist reading of that doctrine and his other claims about happiness, according to which the chief ingredient in happiness ... More


Hutcheson: Impartial Pleasures

Roger Crisp

in Sacrifice Regained: Morality and Self-Interest in British Moral Philosophy from Hobbes to Bentham

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198840473
eISBN:
9780191880131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840473.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses the views on self-interest and morality of the philosopher Francis Hutcheson (1694–1746). After a brief discussion of Hutcheson’s place in the history of philosophical ethics, ... More


Mill’s Incubus

Elijah Millgram

in John Stuart Mill and the Meaning of Life

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190873240
eISBN:
9780190873271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190873240.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

John Stuart Mill’s solution to the problem of freedom of the will distinguishes determinism from “moral unfreedom”. His psychology predicts that moral unfreedom will be a side-effect of a life built ... More


Justice, Freedom of Speech, and Other Higher Pleasures

Elijah Millgram

in John Stuart Mill and the Meaning of Life

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190873240
eISBN:
9780190873271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190873240.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

John Stuart Mill constructed a utilitarian defence of freedom of speech and of the press that turned on his associationist psychology: without free speech, you will be bored literally out of your ... More


Shaftesbury: Stoicism and the Art of Virtue

Roger Crisp

in Sacrifice Regained: Morality and Self-Interest in British Moral Philosophy from Hobbes to Bentham

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198840473
eISBN:
9780191880131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840473.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses the views on self-interest and morality of Anthony Ashley Cooper, the 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury (1671–1713), focusing in particular on his Characteristics of Men, Manners, ... More


Reid: The Goodness of Virtue, and its Limits

Roger Crisp

in Sacrifice Regained: Morality and Self-Interest in British Moral Philosophy from Hobbes to Bentham

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198840473
eISBN:
9780191880131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840473.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses the views on self-interest and morality of the Scottish ‘common-sense’ philosopher Thomas Reid (1710–96). The influence of Joseph Butler on Reid’s conception of human nature is ... More


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