Pleasure: A History

ISBN : 9780190225117

Lisa Shapiro
312 Pages
140 x 210 mm
Pub date
Aug 2018
Oxford Philosophical Concepts
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Like other books in the Oxford Philosophical Concepts series, Pleasure traces the development of the concept from ancient times through the 20th century. The volume touches on ancient philosophy, including Plato, Aristotle, and Islamic philosophy, through to the early modern era and the development of scientific psychology, as well as contemporary notions of pleasure. Interdisciplinary reflections focus on pleasure in subjects other than philosophy, including music and painting.


Series Editor Foreword

Introduction to Pleasure Lisa Shapiro
Chapter 1: Two Platonic Criticisms of Pleasure Emily Fletcher
Chapter 2: Aristotle on the Heterogeneity of Pleasure Matthew Strohl
Chapter 3: This so sullied flesh? Islamic Approaches to Human Pleasures Sajjad Rizvi
Reflection: Engraving Pleasure in Philosophy Teaching Aids Susanna C. Berger
Pleasure in Later Medieval Latin Philosophy: The Case of Thomas Aquinas Martin Pickave
Chapter 4: Malebranche on Pleasure and Awareness in Sensory Perception Lisa Shapiro
Chapter 5: Pleasures, pains, and sensible qualities in Berkeley's philosophy Melissa Frankel
Chapter 6: Rationally Agential Pleasure? A Kantian Proposal Keren Gorodeisky
Reflection: Musical Pleasure, Difficult Music Roger Mathew Grant
Chapter 7: John Stuart Mill: Pleasure in the Laws of Psychology and the Principle of Morals Dominique Kuenzle
Reflection: Pleasure Experience in Schizophrenia Ann M. Kring & Amy H. Sanchez
Chapter 8: A Contemporary Account of Sensory Pleasure Murat Aydede

About the author: 

Lisa Shapiro is Professor of Philosophy at Simon Fraser University. She is the editor and translator of The Correspondence of Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia and Rene Descartes (University of Chicago Press, 2007) and the editor with Martin Pickave of Emotion and Cognitive Life in Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy (Oxford University Press, 2012).

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