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Week 7  21:02 Lecture 1 Happiness Epicurus: Time and Pleasure Time is THE crucial consideration The durability and, above all, the FUTURE consequences of our pleasures  determine their quality and also their quantity More pleasure in time: more durable, more stable The hedonistic calculus is not about intensity, but about the sub total of your  enjoyment No ascetiscism! You prefer a pleasure on behalf of pleasure Instant gratification  There is no reason to despise “instant gratification” what matters is what  happens later.  If an instant gratification has no adverse consequences,  Epicurus has no problem with that. Time is not the enemy of pleasure:: duration and repetition are possible.  Past  pleasure is never lost. The Epicurean Politics of Pleasure Time determines the morality of pleasure, and its social value Pleasure creates a social bond Friendship is shared pleasure: hospitality, conviviality, civility, reciprocity Justice consists of the constant concern for other peoples well-being or  absence of pain—because we do not want to suffer and we should never  make others suffer Utopia The pefection of Utopia was based on Epicurean pleasure, “ataraxy”
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This note was uploaded on 09/23/2011 for the course POLI SCI 10 taught by Professor Sissa during the Spring '11 term at UCLA.

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Week 7 lec notes - Week7 21:02 Lecture1 Happiness...

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