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Problems about Beauty and Justice

Fred Feldman

in Pleasure and the Good Life

Published in print March 2004 | ISBN: 9780199265169
Published online August 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780191601385 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/019926516X.003.0010
 Problems about Beauty and Justice

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Contains the author's replies to the last remaining objections to hedonism—Moore's objection concerning ‘the heap of filth’ and Ross's objection concerning worlds in which pleasure is enjoyed by the undeserving. Points out that, strictly speaking, these objections do not bear on the forms of hedonism already discussed in the book. Extends the theories so as to make the objections apply and then tweaks the forms of hedonism so that they evade the objections.

Keywords: atomism; axiology; beauty; desert; injustice; justice; lives; G. E. Moore; possible worlds; the heap of filth; ugliness

Chapter.  4691 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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