Summa Theologiae by St. Thomas Aquinas
FS: Treatise On The Passions
Q[31] Of Delight Considered In Itself Or Pleasure
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We must now consider delight and sadness. Concerning delight four things must be considered: (1) Delight in itself; (2) The causes of delight; (3) Its effects; (4) Its goodness and malice.

Under the first head there are eight points of inquiry:

A[1] Whether delight is a passion?

A[2] Whether delight is subject to time?

A[3] Whether it differs from joy?

A[4] Whether it is in the intellectual appetite?

A[5] Of the delights of the higher appetite compared with the delight of the lower;

A[6] Of sensible delights compared with one another;

A[7] Whether any delight is non-natural?

A[8] Whether one delight can be contrary to another?