Philosophical Studies

, Volume 115, Issue 2, pp 197–200

An Objection to Attitudinal Hedonism

  • Peter de Marneffe

DOI: 10.1023/A:1025030803776

Cite this article as:
de Marneffe, P. Philosophical Studies (2003) 115: 197. doi:10.1023/A:1025030803776


This article argues that attitudinal hedonism is false as atheory of what is intrinsically good for us because it impliesthat nothing is intrinsically good for someone who does nothave the psychological capacity for the propositional attitudeof enjoyment even if he has other important mental capacitiesthat humans have.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter de Marneffe
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  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyArizona State UniversityTempeUSA