Katastematic and Kinetic Pleasures

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:
Katastematic and Kinetic Pleasures

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This chapter examines how any view which sees kinetic pleasures as comprising at least the sensory ones, and as constituting a distinct class from katastematic ones, involves attributing an awkward view to Epicurus. It then outlines an interpretation indicating how it meets this difficulty.

Keywords: Epicurus; katastematic pleasure; kinetic pleasure

Chapter.  11867 words. 

Subjects: Ancient Philosophy

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