Algedonics

Abstract

A LGEDONICS is the term which Mr. Marshall suggests for the science of pain and pleasure. In his sixth chapter he gives the derivation of the term thus: “áλγoς, [pleasure; ήδoνή, pain ”; the discovery of which, when he glanced over the pages of the completed volume, must, we fear, have given him an algedonic thrill. There is good stuff in the work, and the author is evidently well up in the literature of his subject.

Pain, Pleasure, and Æsthetics; an Essay concerning the Psychology of Pain and Pleasure, with special reference to Æsthetics.

By Henry Rutgers Marshall (London: Macmillan, 1894.)

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