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a.1.Affording pleasure.
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He lists the pure pleasures as 'those related to colours said to be beautiful, to shapes and smells and sounds, [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (the ones which have imperceptible and painless lacks and which provide perceptible and pleasureful fillings, 51b5-7); the last phrase can be taken to be epexegetical, revealing the entire category of pure pleasures to be preceded by imperceptible and painless lacks.
17) Here we see the pleasureful promises of the cyberpastoral: Kathleen and Joe can simultaneously enjoy the traditional pastoral's longing for yesteryear's simplicity and the cyberpastoral's enjoyment of technology, both within the urban landscape of New York City.
anyway reading as a willed and private and pleasureful act