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Remarks on the ancient distinction between bodily and mental pleasures

Inquiry 4 (1-4):123-127 (1961)
The author tries to show that the old distinction between bodily and mental pains and pleasures, still maintained by many ethical writers, deserves to be forgotten. An analysis of the possible interpretations of this distinction leads to the opinion that people call mental those pleasures which they have in high esteem and that they treat as bodily pleasures the ones less approved. Thus the distinction which was expected to contribute to an elaboration of a hierarchy of values already implies one, and the statement that mental pleasures belong to a higher order is a mere tautology
Keywords Body  Ethics  Mental  Metaphysics  Pain  Pleasure
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