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|
|Date||5 November 2012|
|Time||15:00 to 16:30|