Journal of Academic Research in Education and Review
International Journal of Academic Research in Education and Review
Vol. 3(8), pp. 229-240. September, 2015.
Full Length Research
Promoting a Feeling of Pleasure: Empiric Research in High Education Based on Spinoza’s Philosophy
1Abraham Mounitz and 2Alonit Berenson
1Ph.D. is a lecturer of Philosophy and International Relations in Zefat Academic College, Israel.
2Ph.D. is a lecturer in the Social Science department and the deputy head of interdisciplinary Program in Zefat Academic College, Israel.
Corresponding author’s E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org@gmail.com
Accepted 17 September 2015
aimed to explore the relationship between an ability to implement
theories and feeling pleasure and self-assurance, based on Spinoza`s
philosophy that when the mind regards its self and its power of
activity, its feels pleasure. The research presents results of a study
among students at the Safed Academic College, Israel. A high correlation
was found between feeling pleasure and self-assurance, and an ability to
implement theories learned about a specific case. The 3-year long
research in practical courses used 249 questionnaires in heterogenic
classes (Druze, Muslims, Christians and Jews) and included women and men
aged 18-50. One of the most famous of Spinoza’s universal teachings uses
a practical system to promote human pleasure. This is a pioneering study
following the identification of student's satisfaction in practical
lessons. The interesting finding of the study that founded no
differences between students based on gender, religion, personal status
and age. The research findings validate Spinoza's claims in Ethics from
350 years ago.
Cite This Article As: Mounitz A, Berenson A (2015). Promoting a Feeling of Pleasure: Empiric Research in High Education Based on Spinoza’s Philosophy. Inter. J. Acad. Res. Educ. Rev. 3(8): 229-240