• Hierarchy Of Pleasure Physical Sex Women
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    PHYSICAL PLEASURE: ONE OF THE LOWEST IN THE HIERARCHY OF PLEASURES Physical pleasure, specifically sexual fulfillment, is an intrinsic part of human beings' lives. It can bring great joy and happiness to people while at the same time strengthening the bonds of morality. This can be seen in the consummation of a marriage and the subsequent creation of a new life. However, physical pleasure is often sought for the wrong reasons, and though it may bring one person a great amount of enjoyment, many ...
  • Forms Of Pleasure Happiness One Desire
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    What Is Happiness, And Is Our Own Happiness The Only Thing We Ultimately Desire Happiness, according not only to utilitarianism but also to popular culture, is something that we should not merely desire, but actively pursue. This seems to be, at first glance, a plausible, indeed laudable, goal, but there is one inherent detail that needs to be explained what happiness actually is. This is especially important in the case of a philosophical doctrine like utilitarianism, to which the idea of happi...
  • Kubla Khan Pleasure Dome
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    "Kubla Khan" by Samuel Taylor Coleridge is a poem about the creative powers of the poetic mind. Through the use of vivid imagery Coleridge reproduces a paradise-like vision of the landscape and kingdom created by Kubla Khan. The poem changes to the 1 st person narrative and the speaker then attempts to recreate a vision he saw. Through the description of the visions of Kubla Khan's palace and the speaker's visions the poem tells of the creation of an enchanting beautiful world as the result of p...
  • Utilitarianism Mill Freedom From Pain
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    In Utilitarianism, J. S. Mill was trying to show that "actions and institutions should increase the overall amount of happiness in the world", and stressed the importance of utilitarianism as the first principle in ethics, to which any ambiguities with second principles such as 'do not kill' may appeal. In this discussion, it is first of all necessary to examine what Mill meant by each of these statements in isolation, before going on to explore how he attempts to reconcile these two statements....
  • Mill's Utilitarianism Ethical Decision
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    "Utilitarianism" is the ethical doctrine, which essentially states that which is good is that which brings about the most happiness to the most people. John Stuart Mill believed that the decisions we make should always benefit the most people as much as possible regardless of the consequences to the minority or even yourself. He would say all that matters in the decision of right versus wrong is the amount of happiness produced by the consequences. In the decisions we make Mill would say that we...
  • Visual Pleasure Film Women Male
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    Visual pleasure, derived from images on film, is dominated by sexual imbalance. The pleasure in looking is split between active / male and passive / female . In her essay "Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema" Laura Mulvey asserts the fact that in mainstream films, women are simultaneously looked at and displayed. That is to say, the woman is both an object of desire and a spectacle for the male voyeuristic gaze. The male's function is active; he advances the story and controls the gaze onto the...
  • What Is It The Point Of The Paper
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    'What is the point of the paper?' To see if you can write at length about some topic, in a focused and sustained way. Focused -- not rambling disconnectedly on 'everything I know about X', but discussing a specific topic or cluster of interrelated topics in an integrated way. Sustained -- following through some clear line (s) of argument in some depth (e. g. discussing not just objections but objections to the objections). That still leaves options. You may go 'vertically' and dig more deeply i...
  • Thought Experiment Humans Machine Nozick
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    Rajpreet Gill-250231288 Philosophy 201 G March 4, 2005 The Experience Machine As humans we are constantly in search of understanding the balance between what feels good and what is right. Humans try to take full advantage of experiencing pleasure to its fullest potential. Hedonism claims that pleasure is the highest and only source of essential significance. If the notion of hedonism is truthful, happiness is directly correlated with pleasure. Robert Nozick presented the philosophical world with...
  • Kubla Khan Pleasure Dome
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    "Kubla Khan" by Samuel Taylor Coleridge reveals the power of the imaginative poetry. This poetry has the ability to create kingdoms and paradise. In this poem Coleridge is expressing heaven and hell through his own eyes just as the apostles did in the "Bible" and Milton did in "Paradise Lost." The poem begins with a mythical tone, "In Xanadu did Kubla Khan/ A stately pleasure dome decree." The poem does not give specifics to the construction of the palace. It just states that Khan decreed the pa...
  • Fast Food Pleasure Consumers Eating
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    Five Paragraph Essay Fast Food Why are people, in recent years, switching to fast food restaurants? Could it be that they purely just enjoy fast food? I believe there are three goals that consumers attempt to balance when deciding what and where to eat. In recent years, consumers have switched to fast food because of social pleasure, eating pleasure, and lifestyle support. The first goal that consumers attempt to balance when deciding what and where to eat is social pleasure. Consumers gain plea...
  • Freud Avoid Pain
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    1. Freud defines three stages of sexuality, the oral, the anal and the oedipal stage. An infant in its oral stage learns that there is an external world through pleasure and pain. Human nature is governed by the pleasure principle. When the infant is being breast fed he / she feels pleasure and when pulled away from the breast the baby feels pain. The pleasure principle is a way of seeking pleasure in order to avoid pain. We can't be happy all the time because three things threaten us. First of...
  • Aristotle Definition Of Friendship
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    Friendship is undoubtedly one of the most important elements in the books of Aristotle's ethical principles. Aristotle takes the idea of friendship to a serious degree. He categorizes them into three groups or types of friendships. This report will attempt to define each type of friendship as well as identify the role of friendship in a society. Aristotle considers friendship to be a necessity to live. He claims that no individual would chose to live without friends even if the individual had al...
  • Epicurus Morals Or Our Judgment
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    Nor is life a spectator sport. It is a full contact event requiring your action and participation. You are part of 'Team Humanity' and you need to give it your all. Do what you love to do (as long as it does not hurt others) with passion and enjoyment and you will no doubt do it well. Learn to balance your life and share your passion and enjoyment with others, in particular, those you care about most. Sharing your life interests with others will enrich them as well if you believe and feel passi...
  • Kubla Kahn Pleasure Dome
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    Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem "Kubla Kahn" is an example of imaginative poetry due to an opium addiction. This poem creates its own kingdom and paradise while Coleridge expresses his ideas of Heaven and Hell through his own drug induced thoughts and opinions. Coleridge paints the picture of a kingdom, Xanadu, and the surrounding scenery is described with a heavenly, dreamlike vividness that can only result from smoking a little too much opium. This kingdom has a "pleasure dome" that was created...
  • Counterfeit Pleasure Utopians Pleasures True
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    Education, Science, PhilosophySummaryThough, as has been mentioned earlier, only certain accomplished people are allowed to give up manual labor for intellectual studies, every Utopian child receives a thorough education. The Utopians believe that it is through education that the values and dispositions of citizens are molded. The success of the Utopian educational system is evident in the fact that while most Utopians are engaged in manual labor as a career, in their free time Utopians choose t...
  • Aristotle On Pleasure Nicomachean Ethics
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    After nine books of contemplating different aspects of the human good, Aristotle uses this opportunity to claim contemplation as the highest form of pleasure. The final book in Nicomachean Ethics is concerned with pleasures: the understanding of each kind, and why some pleasures are better than other pleasures. The book is essentially divided into two main parts, being pleasure and happiness. I will use Terence Irwin's translation and subdivisions as a guiding map for my own enquiry, and any quo...
  • Why Mill Distinguishes Between Higher And Lower Pleasures
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    Ethical Theory, Explain why Mill distinguishes between higher and lower pleasures and assess whether he achieves his aim or not. In his Essay Utilitarianism Mill elaborates on Utilitarianism as a moral theory and responds to misconceptions about it. Utilitarianism, in Mill's words, is the view that actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness, wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness. 1 In that way, Utilitarianism offers an answer to the fundamental question Et...
  • Hedonism Phil Tamu
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    Hedonism Webster's dictionary defines hedonism as "the ethical doctrine that pleasure, variously conceived of in terms of happiness of the individual or of society, is the principal good and the proper aim of action" or "the theory that a person always acts is such a way as to seek pleasure and avoid pain." With this definition in mind, and with further examination of John Stuart Mill's theory on hedonism, I am going to argue that hedonism is not an exclusive or distinct way of thinking. In fact...
  • Books And Reading Pleasure Read Friends
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    Happy is the man who acquires the habit of reading when he is young. ha has secured a lifelong source of pleasure, instruction and inspiration. so long as he has his beloved books, he need feel lonely. he always has a pleasant occupation of leisure moments, so that he need never feel bored. he is the possesser of wealth more precious than gold. Ruskin calls books, "Kings treasures"-treasures filled, not with gold and silver and precious stones, but with riches much more valuable than these-knowl...
  • Bad Pleasure People Pleasures Aristotle
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    Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics AristotleAristotle's Nicomachean Ethics Essay, Research Paper Aristotle was one of the most significant philosophers of all time. His ideas are unique and his arguments make sense. Reading Aristotle's arguments makes the reader think about their own belief and wonder if Aristotle's beliefs could be true. Many people have loved Aristotle and believed in everything that he had to stay. Others could argue with everything he has said. One thing that is sure is that he...