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Department of Sociology and Philosophy Seminar with Dr Ed Skidelsky, 'Happiness and Pleasure'

Seminar   05.11.2012

Starts

05.11.2012

Ends

05.11.2012

Speakers

Dr Ed Skidelsky, Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Exeter

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Egenis

Venue

Department of Sociology and PhilosophyUniversity of ExeterAmory BuildingRennes DriveExeter EX4 4RJUnited Kingdom

Room no: Amory 315

Event details

Time: 3:00 - 4:30 pm

Title: Happiness and Pleasure

Abstract:

In the utilitarian tradition, happiness and pleasure are not usually distinguished. I argue that this is a mistake. Happiness typically entails beliefs about the world; pleasure typically does not. Once the distinction between happiness and pleasure is recognised, utilitarianism as an ethical system becomes considerably less attractive.

Further details

http://www.genomicsnetwork.ac.uk/egenis/events/pastevents/seminars/furtherdetails,26359,en.t4.html