Of Delight Considered in Itself

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Of Delight Considered in Itself

We must now consider delight and sadness. Concerning delight four things must be considered:

  1. Delight in itself;
  2. The causes of delight;
  3. Its effects;
  4. Its goodness and malice.
Under the first head there are eight points of inquiry:
  1. Whether delight is a passion?
  2. Whether delight is subject to time?
  3. Whether it differs from joy?
  4. Whether it is in the intellectual appetite?
  5. Of the delights of the higher appetite compared with the delight of the lower;
  6. Of sensible delights compared with one another;
  7. Whether any delight is non-natural?
  8. Whether one delight can be contrary to another?