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Sociology & Philosophy Research Seminar: Dr Ed Skidelsky: 'Happiness and Pleasure

Dr Ed Skidelsky: '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.

A Department of Sociology & Philosophy seminar
Date5 November 2012
Time15:00 to 16:30
PlaceAmory B315


Amory B315