Origin and Nature of Pleasure and Pain
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LM Publishers
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Origin and Nature of Pleasure and Pain

LM Publishers

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“Nearly all the greatest thinkers from the beginning of philosophy have
grappled with the subject, yet we are inclined to believe that, from the
first, no subject has been more profoundly misunderstood. Whatever the
standpoint, whether philosophical or physiological, upon one point only,
perhaps, has there always been substantially universal agreement; namely, that
pleasure and pain are in some way direct and complementary expressions of the
general welfare of the individual. From Plato and Aristotle down through
Descartes, Leibnitz, Hobbes, the idea, at base, has ever been the same: The
experience, the judgment, the attainment of a perfect or imperfect life; the
perfect or imperfect exercise of a faculty; the furtherance or hindrance of
some activity; the rise or fall of some vital function, force, or energy.
Everywhere pleasure and pain have been looked upon as complementary terms of a
single phenomenon, and as the very essence of expression of the rise and fall
of our inmost existence...”
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