PHL275H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 16: Fecundity, Life Satisfaction, Sudoku

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9 Nov 2016
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New topic: what is good in itself: note that this good is independent of its effects/consequences, this does not concern what is right". This question is important because: there are duties in bringing about good" consequences. On the other hand, ethical hedonism holds that one ought to desire one"s own desire. Note that under ethical hedonism, one ought to desire pleasure as an end because pleasure is the only intrinsic good, as opposed to what one may do to achieve desire. Under psychological hedonism, everyone will desire solely pleasure as an end, without any regards for rationale. One can enjoy pleasure and pain simultaneously: bentham: pleasure is something that has a certain introspectable, intuitive feeling; it cannot be described, yet everyone knows it. 2016-11-09: pain is also a distinctive, intuitive quality; it can only be understood when experienced. Thus, pleasure and pain can also vary in degree and exist in multiples.

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