The Pleasure Of Books Essay

  • Reflection Of St Augustine's Confessions

    the first nine books. Throughout Confessions, Augustine grows and has dedicated his life to be driven to the pursuit of happiness. This book shows many of Augustine’s confessions, but one of the most important one, was to Gusto when he confessed his lust and lack of understanding of God. He did not understand why he always sought pleasure. Through the story Augustine struggles to connect with God. The nine books are about Augustine’s life events that led him to becoming close with God. Augustine struggles through his pursuit of pleasure, even after his conversion to Catholicism. In the first book, it talks about how important God was to Augustine…

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  • Aristotle's Definition, Causes Of Human Emotions

    Aristotle, pleasure can be created by certain natural onsets (emotions) that engage a person’s soul. In On Rhetoric near the end of Book 1, Aristotle defines pleasure as “a certain movement of the mind and a collective organization of sensual perception reaching into [an individual’s] fundamental nature” (87). He goes on to say that “movement into a natural state is thus necessarily pleasurable for the most part, and especially whenever a natural process has recovered its own natural state”…

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  • The Importance Of Temperance In Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics

    Aristotle defines many virtues in his book, Nicomachean Ethics. A virtue, as defined by Book II Chapter 6 of the Nicomachean Ethics, is a state of being where one acts in the mean, acting in moderation, relative to two vices, two extremes, and within reason according to the prudent person (Aristotle 1107a1). One virtue that he speaks to is the virtue of temperance. In the given scenario, Jerry does not practice temperance, but he is incontinent, lacking self-control, because he lies to his boss,…

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  • Analysis Of John Stuart Mill's View On Utilitarianism

    between high and low pleasures. This difference would be separated into intellectual pleasures, such as reading a good book, and sensory pleasures, like eating a savory piece of chocolate. While creating this divide between high and low pleasures, Mill explains that in an intellectual pleasure you would receive not a higher quantity but a higher quality of pleasure. Basically in layman 's terms Mill is saying that no matter how much chocolate you eat or how good it may…

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  • Fahrenheit 451 1984 And Brave New World Analysis

    The dystopian novels Fahrenheit 451, 1984 and Brave New World show Bradbury, Orwell and Huxley’s vision of modern society. The authors include ideas of fear, technology and pleasure in a way that predicts how they see today’s society. Although Orwell, Bradbury and Huxley have valid points of fear, technology and pleasure, Huxley’s vision of the future is the most accurate in modern society in his book Brave New World. Technology in today’s society is coming very close to the technology…

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  • Summary Of Bliss By Roland Barthes

    In his short book, Roland Barthes enabled a conversation about how and why we engage with a text. It establishes and outlines two categories of text and yet the two classifications of pleasure and bliss are still unable to fully remove themselves from the other. One cannot find bliss in the text without first finding pleasure. It seems to be more of a two-step process to achieving bliss through a text rather than it instantly becoming a blissful text. It is not a dismissal of the classifications…

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  • Unusual Pleasures In Lolita By Vladimir Nabokov

    Unusual Pleasures In the book Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov, we learn very quickly that the main characters in the novel have what most would consider a very perverted relationship. Humbert and Lolita are the main characters in this tale. Humbert is a middle-aged man engaged to Lolita’s mother, Charlotte. This book is the story of Humbert’s intense love and obsession for Lolita, Charlotte’s daughter. Throughout the novel, we find out that Humbert’s pleasures and Lolita’s pleasures are far from…

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  • Republic Seven Socrates Philosophy Analysis

    In Book One of Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle talks about the good and how humans aim for what is considered good. Also, it states that happiness is the supreme good and that there are different ways the people define achieving happiness. In Book One Aristotle states, “… for there are three favored lives- the lives of gratification, of political activity, and, third, of study.” (Nicomachean Ethics Pg. 312, Book 4). Happiness is considered the supreme good because happiness is considered as a…

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  • Summary Of Origin Of Architectural Pleasure

    Origins of Architectural Pleasure by Grant Hildebrand Is it possible that our emotions are influenced by certain architectural spaces? How do we find contentment in them? In this book, Origins of Architectural Pleasure, Grant Hildebrand suggested that the current artificial environment fabricated by human is largely related to the archetypal qualities in natural settings and the human’s needs since the origin of our species. The book is separated into four chapters and each chapter proposed new…

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  • John Stuart Mill And Moral Utilitarianism

    utilitarianism in his book, Utilitarianism. It focuses on the general good of individual pleasure. Mill tried to provide evidence for his theory of moral utilitarianism and refutes all the arguments against it in his book. He states that "actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness, wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness" (Mill). According to his words, utilitarianism as a theory is based on the principle of happiness. He calls this the “greatest happiness…

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