chapter  12
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Chapter Twelve.

Pleasure and unpleasure do not occur by themselves in the mind. They are ways in which other things happen. The pleas­ ure ensuing upon any stimulus depends far more upon the state o f the organism than upon the nature of the stimulus. To make pleasure the goal of activity is a perversion. Pleasure is a by­ product of activity. Most uses of pleasure theories in criticism are unnecessarily crude.