Does pain tend to be more differentiated than pleasure? Which is said to be open to more interpretations and variations, pleasure or pain?
See what Sade had to say about this sort of question, quoted by Brassier in Nihil Unbound
This is highly suggestive of pain being more differentiated. But that seems a a little quick. What would Nietzsche say, who, it is sometimes claimed, tried to reorient the human conception of pain? And surely, we recognize that the varieties of happiness are multifarious, that there is no one "good life"?