An honest look at hybrid theories of pleasure

  title={An honest look at hybrid theories of pleasure},
  author={Daniel Pallies},
  journal={Philosophical Studies},
  pages={887 - 907}
What makes it the case that a given experience is pleasurable? According to the felt-quality theory, each pleasurable experience is pleasurable because of the way that it feels—its “qualitative character” or “felt-quality”. According to the attitudinal theory, each pleasurable experience is pleasurable because the experiencer takes certain attitudes towards it. These two theories of pleasure are typically framed as rivals, but it could be that they are both partly right. It could be that… 

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