This chapter discusses the different arguments regarding hedonism that are presented in the book. Most of the chapter is focused on providing a summary of the next eleven chapters, although a conclusion is provided at the end of the chapter. It states that the hedonists are right in supporting that pleasure has a central importance in morality. While pleasure may not operate as the overall goal that hedonists have often wished it to be, it still has a more basic moral importance than most critics of hedonism have been prepared to allow.
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