But we have to consider what good did it creates, how long the impact last, what moral pleasure they get out of it. Mills theory indicates this kind of pleasure is not really something that people would be beneficial or this is just a shallow pleasure. Something that we called a mean time pleasure. Let us also consider not only the viewer's point of view but also the unwilling participant of the event. The act created pain for this people, knowing that you will be place in a battle of your life creates unhappiness and distress.
One of David Hume’s main arguments in regards to aesthetics is that taste is a subjective concept, and that everyone’s tastes will differ in comparison with each other. Hume claims that “the great variety of Taste, as well as of opinion… is too obvious not to have fallen under every one’s observation.”(Cahn 103) In this quote, Hume is stating how apparent the sheer variety of taste is among people. Hume argues that these differing opinions in taste are due to the gut feelings people experience, and this can explain not only aesthetic judgments but moral judgments as well. Morality is tied strongly to Hume’s concept of taste, but he does note that moral and ethical judgments cannot completely account for all of a person’s aesthetic tastes. Hume states that “but though all the general rules of art are founded only on experience and
Rethinking Principle of Utility What is the guideline of your behavior and what does pleasure means to you? In Bentham’s book An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation, he gives a detailed explanation of principle of utility, a series of principles of behaviors. He thinks it is pleasure and pain that determine what human beings should do, and the motivation of humans’ behaviors can be attributed to the pursuit of happiness or the evasion of pain. Besides, he states that a good action should increase the happiness or diminish the pain, otherwise the action will be harmful to the whole community. However, Bentham’s principle of utility is under-developed because of his oversimplification of the relationships of individual and community interests, invalid standard of pleasure and the neglect of humans’ initiative.
Whereas some scholars regard benefits and dangers as pleasure and pain, John Stuart Mill believed that benefits and harms entails even the quality or intensity of the pleasure and pain occasioned by an action or a decision (Hooker, 2011). In modern times, utilitarian-enthusiasts study benefits and harm with reference to satisfaction of a personal preference or need. Still, some Utilitarian supporters study utilitarianism on economic or monetary value. Regardless of the approach taken, utilitarianism still faces myriad ethical questions. For instance, it is based on the need to calculate and place values to the benefits and harms associated with decisions and actions taken in various life
The reward system is responsible for the detection and anticipation of rewards (association learning of rewards and stimuli), the experience of pleasure from rewarding stimuli to the determination of efforts to gain rewards (Craske, Meuret, Treanor, et al., 2015). A malfunction with this system would thus lead to a serious decrease in motivation to achieve more rewards, the root of behavioural changes. Research thus points to a strong decreased ability to process rewards and positive affect paving the way for Anhedonia to become a core feature of depression. The biological structures involved in anhedonia are very much a part of the depression hypothesis, creating an inextricable link between both constructs. This brings about questions of whether anhedonia leads to depression or vice versa.
However, “when people value their possessions as a source of happiness or success, they experience more loneliness than people who use possessions as “material mirth”, or as a stepping stone to happiness” (Larsson). This means that when we go shopping and buy things, it only brings temporary happiness because we view objects as the source of it. We can solve this problem if we or focus from the stuff to the sensations and
Suffering may be used for specific social or personal purposes. People may use suffering for themselves, in a good way. Personal suffering does not always categorize into the negatives; sometimes, it may lead to positive states such as character-building, spiritual growth, or moral achievement. People may make self-detrimental use of suffering - indulging in displeasing emotions like fear or anger, in order to enjoy the accompanying pleasant feelings of arousal or release, obsessive re-enactment of painful feelings in order to forget that they originated in traumatic past experiences, or committing acts of self-harm intended to relieve rather intolerable states of mind. Hedonism is the philosophy that puts pleasure in the pedestal as the highest
Extraversion the act, state, or habit of being predominantly concerned with and obtaining gratification from what is outside the self. Agreeableness pleasing to the mind or senses especially as according well with one is tastes or need. Conscientiousness governed by conscience controlled by or done according to one's inner sense of what is right. Openness to experience will to share in impute of discussions. Neuroticism the state of having traits or symptoms characteristic
INTRODUCTION Being under pressure to achieve unobtainable goals inevitably sets that person up for disappointments. Perfectionists tends to have harsh critics of oneselves when fail to meet their standards and objectives. Some authors have argued on two types of perfectionism. They have classified some as tending towards normal perfectionism and some as neurotic perfectionism. Normal perfectionists are gradient more towards being a perfect person without compromising on their self-esteem, and deriving happiness from their own efforts, Being made.
The level of jealousy decreases when the satisfaction in a relationship increases. It comes from feeling impoverished in our own minds. It comes from being totally self focused. When we feel jealous we hold the belief or misunderstanding that focusing on ourselves will bring happiness, whereas, in truth when we extend love and care toward others we experience a much greater sense of joy and inner richness. It is not what we need to ignore own needs, but just to understand that focusing solely on ourselves causes pain.