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39 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 08 January 2009 11:49PM

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Comment author: Document 20 October 2010 09:46:34AM *  0 points [-]

But then, what is the analogous pleasure that feels that good? A victim of skillful torture will do anything to stop the pain and anything to prevent it from being repeated. Is the equivalent pleasure one that overrides everything with the demand to continue and repeat it?

Another possible definition is that it makes you feel so good that you can endure the previously unendurable torture.