Does Pleasure Have Intrinsic Value?

Taylor, Timothy E.
September 2010
Journal of Value Inquiry;Sep2010, Vol. 44 Issue 3, p313
Academic Journal
The article offers information on the value of pleasure, exploring the question whether it has intrinsic value or not. The author refers to the works of philosopher Matthew Pianalto according to whom pleasure is devoid of any intrinsic value possessing only extrinsic, instrumental value. The article highlights the importance of differentiating between hedonism and pleasure and focuses on the concepts of pain, and psychological well-being.


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