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Single Idea 20583

[catalogued under 23. Ethics / E. Utilitarianism / 1. Utilitarianism]

Full Idea

Just as hedonists need a way to compare pleasures, so desire fulfilment theorists need a way to compare the fulfilment of desires.

Gist of Idea

If maximising pleasure needs measurement, so does fulfilling desires


Tuckness,A/Wolf,C (This is Political Philosophy [2017], 1 'Is happiness')

Book Reference

Tuckness,A / Wolf,C: 'This is Political Philosophy' [Wiley Blackwell 2017], p.12

A Reaction

A nice point. We picture desire fulfilment as just ticking it off when it is achieved, but if your desire is for a really nice house, the achievement of that can be pretty vague.