Levit Leonid

Levit Leonid

SUFFERING FOR AN IDEA OR PLEASURE FROM AN IDEA?

 

Abstract. The article studies inner states, which experiences an individual, who suffers tor a certain idea. Using modern scientific data, the author of the paper shows, that that the demonstrated suffering can be accompanied by an inner pleasure, thus making the image of a «hero» morally discrepant. Moreover, the idea itself can lose its attraction due to practical attempts of its realization.

Key words: hedonism, the good, ideal, the truth, positive illusions, meaning, utopia.

Levit Leonid – Doctor of Psychology, Associate Professor, the Director of the Center for psychological health and education, Minsk, Belarus

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