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22. Metaethics / B. The Good / 1. Goodness / f. Good as pleasure

[pleasure is the main good in life]

15 ideas
If happiness is bodily pleasure, then oxen are happy when they have vetch to eat [Heraclitus]
Happiness is identifying and separating the pleasures [Democritus, by Stobaeus]
In slaking our thirst the goodness of the action and the pleasure are clearly separate [Plato]
Good should be the aim of pleasant activity, not the other way round [Plato]
Even people who think pleasure is the good admit that there are bad pleasures [Plato]
Pleasure is better with the addition of intelligence, so pleasure is not the good [Plato, by Aristotle]
The masses believe, not unreasonably, that the good is pleasure [Aristotle]
Pleasure is not the Good, and not every pleasure is desirable [Aristotle]
Pleasure is the first good in life [Epicurus]
All pleasures are good, but it is not always right to choose them [Epicurus]
Pleasure is the goal, but as lack of pain and calm mind, not as depraved or greedy pleasure [Epicurus]
Pleasure is the chief good because it is the most natural, especially for animals [Epicurus, by Diog. Laertius]
Pleasure is not the good, because there are disgraceful pleasures [Chrysippus, by Diog. Laertius]
Justice can be preserved if pleasure is a good, but not if it is the goal [Chrysippus, by Plutarch]
Pain doesn't have a further property of badness; it gives a reason for its avoidance [Nagel]