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The Retreat of ReasonA dilemma in the philosophy of life$
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Ingmar Persson

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199276905

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0199276900.001.0001

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BEYOND HEDONISM

BEYOND HEDONISM

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(p.37) 3 BEYOND HEDONISM
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The Retreat of Reason
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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199276900.003.0004

Two kinds of enjoyment are distinguished: the enjoyment of sensations of pleasure and the enjoyment of activities in which one takes interest. The opposite of the former is suffering, while the opposite of the latter is rather boredom. This distinction between two kinds of enjoyment is enough to reveal the falsity of psychological hedonism.

Keywords:   boredom, enjoyment, interest, psychological hedonism, suffering

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