Chapter

The Argument

J. C. B. Gosling

in Pleasure and Desire

Published in print September 1969 | ISBN: 9780198243397
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191680670 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198243397.003.0001
The Argument

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This chapter discusses the different arguments regarding hedonism that are presented in the book. Most of the chapter is focused on providing a summary of the next eleven chapters, although a conclusion is provided at the end of the chapter. It states that the hedonists are right in supporting that pleasure has a central importance in morality. While pleasure may not operate as the overall goal that hedonists have often wished it to be, it still has a more basic moral importance than most critics of hedonism have been prepared to allow.

Keywords: arguments; hedonism; summary; hedonists; pleasure; morality; moral importance

Chapter.  1666 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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