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Pleasure

Sarah Broadie

in Ethics with Aristotle

Published in print January 1994 | ISBN: 9780195085600
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199833108 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195085604.003.0006
Pleasure

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No one understands better than Aristotle how deeply the desire for pleasure is rooted in human and animal nature. He must show that while pleasure can threaten morality, it also lies at the heart of human rational perfection. His complex reactions to neutralism (“The good is beyond pleasure and pain”), and to the hedonism of Eudoxus, shape his views about pleasure, activity, and completeness.

Keywords: activity; animal; animal nature; Aristotle; completeness; Eudoxus; human nature; neutralism; pain; perfection; pleasure; rational perfection

Chapter.  32826 words. 

Subjects: Ancient Philosophy

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