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Unformatted text preview: not need to look any further, and he can be content. 4. Pleasure is the absence of pain. It is the first and natural good because it is a basic thing that all humans seek for, to have pleasant experiences and avoid pain. Some pleasures are to be avoided to avoid more painful consequences; other times, pains are accepted to lead to greater pleasure. 5. Simple and plain living is conducive to health, prepares a person for necessary tasks of life, enables a person to enjoy the luxuries obtained, and removes fears for the future. Seeking pleasures is dangerous because it could lead to more suffering, pain, and death. 6. The beginning and the chief good is prudence, living life according to reason. Prudence is more precious than philosophy itself because all other virtues spring from it. It teaches that it is not possible to live pleasantly without living predently, nobly, and justly....
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course PHIL 25 taught by Professor Heffernan during the Spring '08 term at Pacific.
- Spring '08