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Single Idea 1838

[catalogued under 22. Metaethics / C. The Good / 3. Pleasure / b. Types of pleasure]

Full Idea

Cyrenaics place pleasure wholly in motion, whereas Epicurus admits it as a condition.

Gist of Idea

Cyrenaic pleasure is a motion, but Epicurean pleasure is a condition


Diogenes Laertius (Lives of Eminent Philosophers [c.250], 10.28)

Book Reference

Diogenes Laertius: 'Diogenes Laertius', ed/tr. Yonge,C.D. [Henry G. Bohn 1853], p.473

A Reaction

Not a distinction we meet in modern discussions. Do events within the mind count as 'motion'? If so, these two agree. If not, I'd vote for Epicurus.