Chapter

Pleasure

Wesley A. Kort

in C.S. Lewis Then and Now

Published in print December 2001 | ISBN: 9780195143423
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199834389 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195143426.003.0007
Pleasure

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Moderns assume that good is repetitious and evil is innovative, but for Lewis, the opposite is true. His theory of pleasure forms the basis of his relational view of life and for several other interests: reading, epistemology, and joy. Pleasure, under the category of gift, also relates his cultural theory to his Christian theology, since they share a common pattern or structure.

Keywords: Christian; cultural theory; epistemology; evil; good; joy; pleasure; reading; repetition; theology

Chapter.  8587 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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