false pleasure

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Either a pleasure based on a delusion, as when you are delighted because you believe you have won the lottery, when actually you have not, or a verdict of disapproval on a particular kind of pleasure, and in particular the pleasures of those who are unaware of higher things: the false pleasures of the corrupt mind or the giddy round. False pleasures are the topic of a long and complex discussion in Plato's dialogue Philebus.

Subjects: Philosophy.

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