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Max A., U.S. dentist, 1903-1965. See: Pleasure curve.


[L. placere, to please]
The feeling of being delighted or pleased.


Any enjoyable or agreeable emotion or sensation, to the pursuit of which most people, who are free to do so, devote their lives.
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To turn to our second mode of homoiosis theoi, Plato never explains why the acquisition of virtue should be pleasureful.
Women's sexuality is for procreation, an expectation that in a self-fulfilling-prophetic way insures that his sexual experience is primarily pleasureful, whereas her pleasure comes vicariously from pleasing him.
If there has to be a choice between art and the commodity, Mantello comes down wholeheartedly on the side of the latter; in his world, the commodity is a beautiful, pleasureful thing, and Christmas has yet to be GUAC'D.