Hedonism and the experience machine.
Philosophical Papers, 40(2) pp. 257–278.
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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.
||2011 The Editorial Board, Philosophical Papers
||Robert Nozick, Experience Machine, Hedonism, Happiness
||Arts > Philosophy
||20 Jul 2011 09:09
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