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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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Hedonism and the Pleasureless Life in Plato's Philebus.
As anyone who has ever been taken that pleasureless punishment called paternity leave will tell you, it's not exactly a 48-hour bedroom lock-in with Britney Spears.
It is the bond to a father who was a hedonistic, free-thinking, womanizing bon vivant, and a mother who was pleasureless, withdrawn, and dictatorial.