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|DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:||http://doi.org/10.1080/05568641.2011.591850|
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Money isn’t everything, so what is? Many government leaders, social policy theorists, and members of the general public have a ready answer: happiness. This paper examines an opposing view due to Robert Nozick, which centres on his experience-machine thought experiment. Despite the example's influence among philosophers, the argument behind it is riddled with difficulties. Dropping the example allows us to re-version Nozick's argument in a way that makes it far more forceful - and less dependent on people's often divergent intutions about the experience machine.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Copyright Holders:||2011 The Editorial Board, Philosophical Papers|
|Keywords:||Robert Nozick, Experience Machine, Hedonism, Happiness|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Politics, Philosophy, Economics, Development, Geography
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
|Depositing User:||Alexander Barber|
|Date Deposited:||20 Jul 2011 09:09|
|Last Modified:||05 Oct 2016 07:53|
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