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.
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-...