Ben Bradley (left) and Dale Dorsey (right) on well-being.
According to subjectivism, something is good for you only if you value it. According to hedonism, pleasure is good for you—regardless of whether you value it. In this conversation, Dorsey defends a version of subjectivism against Bradley’s objections, and Bradley defends a version of hedonism against Dorsey’s objections.
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“Intrinsic Value and the Supervenience Principle” (forthcoming)
“The Hedonist’s Dilemma” (forthcoming)
“Three Arguments for Perfectionism” (forthcoming)
“Headaches, Lives, and Value” (2009)