Hedonism and Pleasure

If the experience of pleasure is intentional, it follows that the process of experiencing it is intentional. This account is consistent with strong intentionalism, while moderate phenomenalists say that all pleasure is phenomenal. Indeterminate accounts of intentionality are not radical or moderate; they are inconsistent with strong intentionalism, and count against hedonism. A moderate phenomenalist… Continue reading Hedonism and Pleasure

Philosophy of Pleasure and Displeasure

How do pleasure and displeasure relate to each other? What are the origins of this concessive hedonist response to displeasure? Here is a brief discussion of the sources of pleasure and pain, and the concessive hedonist response to displeasure. The most obvious difference between pleasure and displeasure is their differences in values. However, this distinction… Continue reading Philosophy of Pleasure and Displeasure

Catholics’ Displeasure With Pope Francis

Displeasure is an emotion associated with the act of approving, disapproving, or rejecting something. It is characterized by an unpleasant emotion, such as irritation, annoyance, resentment, or offense. Disapproval may also refer to a person’s dissatisfaction with a particular situation or a product. The act of disapproval is an expression of feelings of dislike or… Continue reading Catholics’ Displeasure With Pope Francis

The Right to Punishment

The right to punish someone depends on several factors. It is important that punishments are just and can intimidate the offender into reform. Punishments should also be reformative, thereby improving the convict’s condition. They should also be proportional to the offence and be personal, weighing the feelings of the victim and the offender. Finally, punishments… Continue reading The Right to Punishment

Justification of Punishment

The Justification of Punishment. The Justification of corporal punishment, positive punishment, and operant response are discussed here. The argument for corporal punishment demonstrates that it is an effective means of teaching children appropriate behavior. In other words, punishment has a valid role to play in the restorative process. This process should seek to recognize an… Continue reading Justification of Punishment

The Benefits of Punishment

Punishment is an unpleasant outcome of behaviour, meted out by authority figures. It can range from child discipline to criminal law. The goal of punishment is to discourage undesirable behavior. What are the benefits of punishment? Let’s find out. What do we mean by punishment? And why is it so common? Let’s examine some of… Continue reading The Benefits of Punishment

How We Justify Punishment

If you’re wondering how we justify punishment, think about the five most commonly cited reasons. These include deterrence, incapacitation, rehabilitation, and retribution. And when a punishment is used correctly, it can achieve all of these purposes. So what are the reasons we punish people? Read on to find out how we justify punishment! Listed below… Continue reading How We Justify Punishment

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Chinese Characters

When computer technology was new, processing Chinese characters seemed an impossible task. One solution was to romanize the Chinese writing system. This led to the establishment of a national standard, GB 2312-80, which specifies a scheme for coding 6763 characters. The characters are further divided into two groups according to their frequency of usage. Based… Continue reading The Advantages and Disadvantages of Chinese Characters