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1.24.12 1. Experience Machine a. Being hooked up to the machine and being in a false world 2. Hedonistic: a. Worry: suggests that you should plug yourself into the experience machine b. Happiness is valued because of the enjoyment that is felt as a result of the activity or what it is makes happiness a lot more happy 3. Experiences a. Veridical: the truth about what is actually going on in life – not an experience merely experience in the mind and not in reality b. To perceive the environment in the way it really is c. Non-veridical: c.i. Eg. Hallucinations c.ii. Matrix c.iii. Experience machine 4. Elements of happiness a. Quantity ( intensity * duration) b. Quality c. Verdicality 5. Roger Crisp a. Suggests that you don’t have to enjoy something that you do but provides more enjoyment to the work as a whole – this still increases the happiness of the world as a whole 6. Terms of happiness: “what is good for you” a. a.i. Hedonism – suggest that your happiness is based on the enjoyment that you feel a.ii. Desire – notion of what you want
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