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lecture 103106 - Lecture 10/31/06 Phil 115 Protagoras Now...

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Lecture 10/31/06 Phil 115 Protagoras Now Protagoras says they are all pretty similar except courage. You can have courage. Without the others. Another twist. What is good and bad and why we do what is good and bad. Theory. That plato doesn’t accept. Theory of hedonism. Hedonism- 2 kinds o Psychological given the choice of two or more courses, they take the one that will bring more pleasure, or least overall pain. People do it regardless of whether or not it is bad. This is how people behave they pursue pleasure. Description. You always do what is most pleasurable, but if the good pleasurable then you always do the good. Then no WW. o Ethical something is good just in so far as it is pleasurable how good something is can be measured by the amount of overall pleasure it will bring Equates the good to the pleasurable. o Something is bad in so far it is painful how bad something is can be measured by the amount of overall pain it will bring. Philosophical thesis. What constitutions moral virtue (the good) is pleasure. Gives you an analysis of moral virtue, what people should do. o
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