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INTRODUCTION: PLEASURE AND THE GOOD LIFE

Daniel Russell

in Plato on Pleasure and the Good Life

Published in print September 2005 | ISBN: 9780199282845
Published online October 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602931 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199282846.003.0001
INTRODUCTION: PLEASURE AND THE GOOD LIFE

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This introductory chapter begins by exploring the nature of pleasure at a common-sense level. It then shows what sorts of questions we need a more theoretically complete and rigorous account of pleasure to answer, and provides a brief overview of how Plato addresses them.

Keywords: Plato; good life; pleasure; common-sense level

Chapter.  8338 words. 

Subjects: Ancient Philosophy

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