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Single Idea 9196

[catalogued under 22. Metaethics / B. The Good / 3. Pleasure / b. Types of pleasure]

Full Idea

For epicureans, the only genuine pleasure there is is the pleasure of existing.

Gist of Idea

The pleasure of existing is the only genuine pleasure


Pierre Hadot (Philosophy as a way of life [1987], 3.1)

Book Reference

Hadot,Pierre: 'Philosophy as a Way of Life', ed/tr. Davidson,Arnold I. [Blackwell 1995], p.87

A Reaction

I don't know Hadot's source for this claim, but it is a nice idea, which I shall endeavour to incorporate into my own attitude to daily living. I'm not quite clear, though, why the pleasure of music is not a 'genuine' one.