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Why People Prefer Pleasure to Pain

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  30 January 2009

Irwin Goldstein
Loyola University of Chicago


Happiness requires something in its own nature, or in ours, to give it influence, and to determine our desire of it and approbation of pursuing it (Richard Price, Review of the Principal Questions in Morals, Ch. 1, Sec. 1).

Copyright © The Royal Institute of Philosophy 1980

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