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  1. Hedonism: An outline of some basic concepts hedonistic philosophy with brief mention of Epicurus, Bentham, Mill, and Freud from the Wikipedia. (Web site)
  2. Hedonism is an ethical system. (Web site)
  3. Hedonism is the philosophy of selfishness. (Web site)
  4. Hedonism is the application of aesthetic rules, principles, values, and judgements in a social and cultural setting. (Web site)
  5. Hedonism: A discussion of hedonism from the Stanford Encyclopedia with some emphasis relating to egoism and utilitarianism by Andrew Moore. (Web site)

Psychological Hedonism

  1. Psychological hedonism is the view that humans are psychologically constructed in such a way that we exclusively desire pleasure. (Web site)
  2. Psychological Hedonism: (a descriptive theory) all people do in fact pursue pleasure. (Web site)
  3. Psychological hedonism affirms that the motives of human action are to be found in the pursuit of pleasure or in the avoidance of pain. (Web site)

Normative Hedonism

  1. Normative hedonism that includes an extrinsic experience account cannot recognize value in such experience. (Web site)
  2. This makes the attitude account an awkward partner for normative hedonism. (Web site)
  3. The discussion below aims for generality across these different forms of normative hedonism. (Web site)
  4. This argument for normative hedonism appeals to a form of motivational hedonism, and to a motivation theory of value. (Web site)


  1. Hedonism Philosophers commonly distinguish between psychological hedonism and ethical hedonism. (Web site)
  2. In hedonism, obtaining pleasure is a higher goal than any other, including the pursuit of love.
  3. This view is called Hedonism, a monistic theory of value.
  4. Waterman distinguishes eudaimonia from hedonism or happiness which is only associated with affective pleasures. (Web site)

Christian Hedonism

  1. Christian hedonism clearly involves statments about what we should do, not just about which situations are good or bad. (Web site)
  2. I think Christian hedonism is really just a general moral theory. (Web site)
  3. I'm aware of four distinct theses philosophers refer to as hedonism, each a kind of hedonism with respect to a different issue. (Web site)
  4. Wink also told me recently that he has stopped believing in Christian hedonism after having been convinced by Piper that it's correct. (Web site)


  1. Here the answer closest to the spirit of hedonism, surely, is the view that it is their being pleasurable (and not, say, their satisfying desires). (Web site)
  2. Friends of normative hedonism will respond that thought of pleasure is valuable only insofar as it is pleasurable. (Web site)
  3. There are several kinds of standard objection to normative hedonism. (Web site)

Highest Good

  1. The fact that most humans do indeed seek pleasure (psychological hedonism) does not mean that they ought to seek it as their highest good (ethical hedonism). (Web site)
  2. Ethical hedonism defines the highest good as the greatest amount of happiness that is attainable by an individual or by a society. (Web site)
  3. A frequent mistake made by those who refer to hedonism or to epicureanism is to think that such philosophers advocate unrestrained sensuality. (Web site)
  4. Another summary of hedonism, "Pleasure is the highest good" avoids some of these complexities, at the cost of not having clear, practical consequences.


  1. One common form of this view is often called ‘preference hedonism’. (Web site)
  2. Motivational hedonism is a thesis about ‘us’. (Web site)

Paradox of Hedonism

  1. Paradox of hedonism: in seeking pleasure, one does not find happiness.
  2. A hedonist may not acknowledge the paradox of hedonism existence as a paradox.

Motivational Hedonism

  1. C. Theories of intrinsic value * Hedonism: Pleasure and only pleasure is intrinsically good.
  2. Another argument for motivational hedonism runs as follows. (Web site)
  3. Motivational hedonism is the claim that only pleasure or pain motivates us. (Web site)
  4. Greek word for pleasure is "hedone", whence our word "hedonism." A hedonist, we know, is someone who devotes himself to sensual pleasure.
  5. Hedonism, for example, is the view that goodness is ultimately just pleasure. (Web site)
  6. The usual fix of Hedonism is to consider consequences, as well as pleasure and pain.
  7. As noted above, many (perhaps most) forms of hedonism actually concentrate on spiritual, intellectual, or otherwise non-sexual forms of pleasure.
  8. Now consider this argument for motivational hedonism. (Web site)
  9. Hedonism (Greek: h--don-- (----------- from Ancient Greek) "pleasure" + ---ism) The hedonistic view focuses on increasing pleasure .
  10. For the two types of Hedonism involve at least the intuition that pleasure, and nothing else, is intrinsically desirable. (Web site)
  11. However, simple hedonism is rejected even by most hedonists because there seem to be pleasures that are bad (e.g.
  12. Happiness or pleasure can often be recognized, which solves many problems for Hedonism.
  13. The above reflections raise a wider issue about motivational hedonism. (Web site)
  14. Ethical hedonism is the view that our fundamental moral obligation is to maximize pleasure or happiness. (Web site)


  1. The ‘not all’ objection also has force, but perhaps not against all variants of this sort of normative hedonism. (Web site)
  2. The psychological pleasure variant of hedonism is flawed as well. (Web site)
  3. There are many variants of hedonism, with different interpretations of what "pleasure" consists of. (Web site)


  1. Psychological hedonism is a theory of psychological motivation, while ethical hedonism is a theory of ethical conduct. (Web site)
  2. They may intuitively rely on psychological hedonism as a theory of motivation, but they do not always rely on it as a theory of motivation. (Web site)

Ultimate Good

  1. Simple hedonism is the view that physical pleasure is the ultimate good.
  2. For universalistic hedonism, the general happiness of all individuals may be the ultimate good. (Web site)
  3. However, the quantitative method of empirical hedonism may not always be reliable in determining which action is the best means to attain an ultimate good. (Web site)


  1. And so on. If one already accepts motivational hedonism, one might be convinced by such re-interpretations. (Web site)
  2. It would thus entail the rejection of all rival ethical theories, though not necessarily the acceptance of Egoistic Ethical Hedonism. (Web site)
  3. A universalistic hedonism, such as utilitarianism (Jeremy Bentham, James Mill), finds the ethical criterion in the greatest good for the greatest number.
  4. At times those who hear this message may be as unreceptive as the Epicureans and Stoics of Mars Hill, for hedonism remains a powerful rival to Christianity. (Web site)

Egoistic Hedonism

  1. An egoistic hedonism ( Aristippus, Epicurus, Julien de La Mettrie, Thomas Hobbes) views the good of the individual as the ultimate consideration.
  2. In reply, Epicureans defend the doctrine of psychological hedonism, responding that all action proceeds from some sense of gratification.
  3. Note that this is altruistic hedonism. (Web site)
  4. It is as unselfish as hedonism is selfish. (Web site)
  5. Yet he also appeals to careful introspection in support of Psychological Hedonism. (Web site)

Main Point

  1. Self-centered hedonism is squarely opposed to this Christian agape. (Web site)
  2. This has been the main point so far, and we could call it vertical Christian Hedonism. (Web site)
  3. Christian Hedonism does not put us above God when it makes the joy of worship its goal. (Web site)


  1. If, whether for good or bad reasons, one does equate happiness with pleasure, then the paradox of hedonism arises.
  2. Quite a few people equate hedonism with sexuality and having a very loose or liberal view of the morality of sex.


  1. There is a natural fit between this sort of account and quantitative forms of hedonism. (Web site)
  2. All arguments for pure quantitative hedonism, including Sidgwick's, with which I am acquainted overlook these elementary logical points. (Web site)


  1. Note, however, that Bentham's formulation is a selfless hedonism.
  2. This is, note, a selfless hedonism; whereas Epicurus recommends doing whatever makes you happiest, Mill would have you do whatever makes everyone happiest. (Web site)
  3. Even in the church, among those who are disciples of the loving, selfless Christ, hedonism has made its inroads. (Web site)


  1. Paradox of hedonism: When one pursues happiness itself, one is miserable; but, when one pursues something else, one achieves happiness.
  2. The paradox of hedonism was first explicitly noted by the philosopher Henry Sidgwick in The Ethics of Methods. (Web site)


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