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The Experience Machine

Bramble, Ben LU (2016) In Philosophy Compass 11(3). p.136-145
Abstract

In this paper, I reconstruct Robert Nozick's experience machine objection to hedonism about well-being. I then explain and briefly discuss the most important recent criticisms that have been made of it. Finally, I question the conventional wisdom that the experience machine, while it neatly disposes of hedonism, poses no problem for desire-based theories of well-being.

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10.1111/phc3.12303
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  author       = {Bramble, Ben},
  language     = {eng},
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  year         = {2016},
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