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Pleasure and its Contraries
Résumé What is the contrary of pleasure? “Pain” is one common answer. This paper argues that pleasure instead has two natural contraries: unpleasure and hedonic indifference. This view is defended by drawing attention to two often-neglected concepts: the formal relation of polar opposition and the psychological state of hedonic indifference. The existence of mixed feelings, it is argued, does not threaten the contrariety of pleasure and unpleasure.
   
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Citation Massin, O. (2014). Pleasure and its Contraries. Review of Philosophy and Psychology, 5(1), 15-40.
   
Type Article de périodique (Anglais)
Date de publication 2014
Nom du périodique Review of Philosophy and Psychology
Volume 5
Numéro 1
Pages 15-40
URL https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007/s13164-014-...