Born on this day in 1854, Oscar Wilde once wrote, "Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul."
This quote is from The Picture of Dorian Gray. It is said by Lord Henry, who advocates a "new Hedonism." One of the purposes of this philosophical novel is to refute hedonism.
Oscar Wilde does not hold the position advocated in this quote.
That is the most straightforward interpretation, assuming that Oscar Wilde means what he says and assuming that he is not trying to convey some hidden message to the reader.
You are practicing double-double-speak Arkansas
Lol. Wilde seems to be the one doublespeaking.
He makes "new hedonism," as summarized in this quote, sound good before tearing it down.
The question is whether or not he *really* thinks hedonism is bad. If so, why does he make is sound so good?
Correction: make it sound so good