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Evaluative Theories

J. C. B. Gosling and C. C. W. Taylor

in The Greeks On Pleasure

Published in print December 1982 | ISBN: 9780198246664
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191681035 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198246664.003.0003
Evaluative Theories

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This chapter examines the evidence for the development in the pre-Platonic period of explicitly evaluative theories concerning pleasure. It involves firstly consideration of the views of Democritus, and secondly an attempt to discover what can be known about the position of Socrates, and finally that of Aristippus.

Keywords: pleasure; Democritus; Socrates; Aristippus; Plato

Chapter.  6134 words. 

Subjects: Ancient Philosophy

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