Pleasure and Its Contraries

Download Edit this record How to cite View on PhilPapers
Abstract
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
PhilPapers/Archive ID
MASPAI-3
Revision history
Archival date: 2014-02-05
View upload history
References found in this work BETA

View all 68 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Add more citations

Added to PP index
2014-01-23

Total views
488 ( #4,606 of 37,965 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
232 ( #1,243 of 37,965 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Monthly downloads since first upload
This graph includes both downloads from PhilArchive and clicks to external links.