Utilitas

Research Article

Varieties of Hedonism in Feldman's Pleasure and the Good Life

ALASTAIR NORCROSSa1

a1 University of Colorado, Boulder norcross@colorado.edu

Abstract

In these comments on Fred Feldman's Pleasure and the Good Life, I first challenge the dichotomy between sensory and attitudinal hedonisms as perhaps presenting a false dilemma. I suggest that there may be a form of hedonism that employs the concept of a ‘feel’ that is not purely sensory. Next, I raise some problems for several of the versions of hedonism explored in the book.