1. If a pleasure P1 is preferred to P2 by the majority of those who are acquainted with both, then PI is
qualitatively better than P1
2. Most people who are acquainted with both sensuous pleasure and pleasures of the mind voluntarily
prefer the latter
3. Therefore pleasures of the mind are qualitatively better
summarize: differentiate – Higher pleasures are desired by majority (all or almost all)
assuming that Mill is 100% inarguably correct, yes, it is in line with hedonism
however, I do not believe he is correct
Intellectual would know about sensual pleasures missing
Fool would not know about intellectual missing
Then concluded that although this is true, without the persuit of happiness, not truly happy ▯ better to hurt
than to feel no pain at all Haybron 03/10/2011
That time and depth have an effect on ones state of happiness.
They are different (hedonism would treat them the same though) because future must me taken into
If hedonism is true superficial pleasures necessarily contribute to ones happiness.
If something contributes to ones happiness it moves one
Many superficial pleasures do not move one
Hedonism is false
Superficial pleasures and displeasure, even the aggragate taken over time, have no role to play in our
happiness ▯ at most help us be in a state to constitute our happiness
Hedonistic happiness consists of nothing but a series of conscious events. To know that someone is happy
on this view is only to know that his most recent experience is positive.
Not just certain experience or even lots, deeper psychological condition incorporating more or less stable
underlying mental states that determine in part and among other things the kinds of experiences that will
The bag of mini oreos CANNOT possibly be as big as the bag of oreos. Taylor 03/10/2011
One cannot be momentarily happy
Happiness implys fulfillment and is of great value
Enduring and a STATE OF BEING rather than mere feeling similar to health but happiness is quite rare and
requires a lot of effort
Can children be happy?
They do not yet have the rationale to realize what happiness is
Cannot conceptualize it
Is he suggesting that one can be a happy child but not be happy?
Evidence as to why you need a pursuit
Always in persuit but you will never get there ▯just a perception, will never exist Rosenbaum