This certainly looks enjoyable!
This certainly looks enjoyable!

Well, it’s Sunday again, and that means that I’m giving you another philosophical problem to solve. I don’t think I’ve given this as a philosophical problem before, though I have provided some things related to it, and I’ve written a couple of articles on the subject. In Utilitarian ethics the goal is to create the ‘greatest good for the greatest number’. In other words that which is good for the majority is good. However, the greatest good is generally defined as ‘that which brings the greatest pleasure’ or ‘that which brings the greatest happiness’. I’ve written a couple of articles on the problem I see with this, and on the relationship between ‘good’ and ‘pleasure’, but I present this problem to you: What relationship, if any, exists between ‘the good’ and ‘the pleasurable’ or ‘the enjoyable’? You know the rules: write a story of between 100 and 1000 words that presents and defends your answer to the question.

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