The Experience Machine

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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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Authors
  • Ben Bramble
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  • Philosophy
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)136-145
Number of pages10
JournalPhilosophy Compass
Volume11
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Mar 1
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes