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Single Idea 8096

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

Full Idea

He gives his body up to pleasure, but not his soul.

Gist of Idea

He gives his body up to pleasure, but not his soul

Source

Joseph Joubert (Notebooks [1800], 1799)

Book Reference

Joubert,Joseph: 'Notebooks', ed/tr. Auster,Paul [nyrb 2005], p.51


A Reaction

A rather crucial distinction in the world of hedonism. There seems something sincere about someone who pursues pleasure body and soul, and something fractured about the pursuit of pleasure without real commitment. The split seems possible.