The Pleasure is Mine: The Changing Subject of Erotic Science

  title={The Pleasure is Mine: The Changing Subject of Erotic Science},
  author={Laura Desmond},
  journal={Journal of Indian Philosophy},
  • Laura Desmond
  • Published 2011
  • Philosophy
  • Journal of Indian Philosophy
Pleasure, the defining object of kāmaśāstric scholarship, is harmonious sensory experience, the product of a “good fit” between the self and the world. It comes about when one moves in a world of fitting sense objects, and one has made oneself fit to enter that world. The bulk of kāmaśāstric literature is devoted to developing, enhancing, and enacting specific bodily and sensory capabilities in order to maximize one’s ability to affect and be affected by the world. This article examines the… Expand


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