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PLEASURE AS A SENSORY QUALITY

Ingmar Persson

in The Retreat of Reason

Published in print November 2005 | ISBN: 9780199276905
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603198 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199276900.003.0003
 							PLEASURE AS A SENSORY QUALITY

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This chapter contends that the fact that a bodily sensation is one of pleasure consists in its having a sensory quality of pleasantness, which is supervenient upon other qualities of the sensation. The rather widespread view that the pleasantness of a sensation consists in its being the object of a positive reaction of liking is rejected. The perception of beauty is analysed in an analogous way.

Keywords: beauty; liking; pleasure

Chapter.  4313 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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