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312 Pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190225117

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Pleasure: A History

Edited by Lisa Shapiro

Oxford Philosophical Concepts

  • Highlights philosophical thinking about pleasure not as simply something motivating action, but as integral to the variety of ways in which we have knowledge of the world
  • Contains essays from leading philosophers, with topics as wide-ranging as Islamic philosophy, the perceptual role of pleasure for Berkeley and Kant, and 19th-century developments in science
  • Interdisciplinary reflections focus on pleasure in fields beyond philosophy, including classical music and 17th-century art
  • Part of the Oxford Philosophical Concepts series -- The History of Philosophy's Most Important Ideas