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Seminars in Moral Philosophy Week 6 TT08

Event Name Seminars in Moral Philosophy Week 6 TT08
Start Date 26th May 2008 4:30pm
End Date 26th May 2008 6:30pm
Duration 2 hours
Description

Ben Bradley (Syracuse): ĎA Defence of Hedonismí to be held in the Lecture Room, 10 Merton Street, Oxford - Seminars in Moral Philosophy webpage

Abstract

In this paper I defend hedonism about well-being. Hedonism, roughly, is the view that pleasure is intrinsically good for us and pain is intrinsically bad for us, and (more controversially) that nothing else is intrinsically good or bad. I defend hedonism by showing that its main competitors share a fatal flaw: they cannot make sense of the notion of being well-off at a time.

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