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BEYOND HEDONISM

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/10.1093/0199276900.003.0004
 							BEYOND HEDONISM

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Two kinds of enjoyment are distinguished: the enjoyment of sensations of pleasure and the enjoyment of activities in which one takes interest. The opposite of the former is suffering, while the opposite of the latter is rather boredom. This distinction between two kinds of enjoyment is enough to reveal the falsity of psychological hedonism.

Keywords: boredom; enjoyment; interest; psychological hedonism; suffering

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Subjects: Philosophy

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