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  Hedonism (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
Here are some standard candidates: the soldier with no belief in the afterlife who opts for a painful death for himself to save his comrades, the parent motivated to give her or his child a good start in life, the walker motivated to kick a stone just ‘for the hell of it’.
Motivational hedonism is also most plausibly stated in terms of what one takes to be pleasure, whereas it is more plausible that value is a matter of actual pleasure or of what one would reasonably take to be actual pleasure.
If normative hedonism has the intrinsic experience account built into it, then its claim is that there is value in all and only instances of a certain distinctive conscious experience or element within conscious experience.
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  Hedonism - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The earliest and the most extreme type of hedonism is that of the Cyrenaic School as stated by Aristippus, who argued that the only good for man is the sentient pleasure of the moment.
This extreme or "pure" hedonism regarded as a definite philosophic theory practically died with the Cyrenaics, though the same spirit has frequently found expression in ancient and modern, especially poetical, literature.
Practically speaking ancient hedonism advocated the happiness of the individual: the modern hedonism of Hume, Bentham and Mill is based on a wider conception of life.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Hedonism   (674 words)

  
  Hedonism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hedonism can be generally summed up as "pleasure is the highest good" or — in an ethical formulation — "whatever causes pleasure is right." Furthermore, Hedonism can be defined as the doctrine holding that behavior is motivated by the desire for pleasure and the avoidance of pain.
Hedonism can be conjoined with either psychological or ethical egoism to make psychological hedonism: a purely descriptive claim which states that agents naturally seek pleasure, or ethical hedonism, the claim that we should act so as to produce our own pleasure.
The Utilitarianism of John Stuart Mill is sometimes classified as a type of hedonism, as it judges the morality of actions by their consequent contributions to the greater good and happiness of all.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hedonism   (1370 words)

  
 Hedonism
Hedonism indicates a system of thought, a lense through which to view the universe in which the "summum bonum", the "highest good" of man and the ultimate purpose of his being is found in the enjoyment of pleasure and the avoidance of pain.
The roots of Hedonism can be traced back to the fifth century BC to the ancient Greek school of the Cyrenaics.
Hedonism capitalizes on the natural attraction to pleasure and aversion to pain with which we, as feeling creatures, are naturally endowed.
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Another summary of hedonism, "Pleasure is the highest good" avoids some of these complexities, at the cost of not saying anything of practical consequence...
The utilitarianism of John Stuart Mill is sometimes classified as a type of hedonism, since it judges the rightness of actions from the happiness that they lead to, and happiness is identified with pleasure.
Some of Sigmund Freud's theories of human motivation have been called psychological hedonism; his "life instinct" turns out to be the (startling!) observation that people pursue pleasure.
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 HighBeam Encyclopedia - hedonism
HEDONISM [hedonism] [Gr.,=pleasure], the doctrine that holds that pleasure is the highest good.
Ancient hedonism was egoistic; modern British hedonism, expressed first in 19th-century utilitarianism, is universalistic in that it is conceived in a social sense— "the greatest happiness for the greatest number."
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 Hedonism II - Superclubs Hedonism Resorts Jamaica
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 Hedonism
There are many variants of hedonism, with different interpretations of what "pleasure" consists of.
The psychological pleasure variant of hedonism is flawed as well.
Hedonism does not allow an evaluation of your values, no matter how destructive or life-threatening they may be.
www.importanceofphilosophy.com /Evil_Hedonism.html   (249 words)

  
 Hedonism
Hedonism is the moral doctrine that pleasure, somehow construed, is the ultimate purpose of morality.
Some have speculated that pleasure or happiness might be measured in "hedons," which would allow us to compare the amount of net pleasure in one person versus that of another.
Hedonism, by emphasizing the mental experience of values at the expense of any clear connection to what value really is, is an invitation to frustration and perversion.
www.objectivistcenter.org /cth-32-1619-Hedonism.aspx   (959 words)

  
 SuperClubs Hedonism II Resort - Negril, Jamaica
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Hedonism is often used in a derogatory sense as the seeking of “mere pleasure,” but we define hedonism more broadly as the ultimate and universal motivation of self-interest.
Though hedonism is theoretically at the root of education, we are not arguing that this is true of all educators.
While hedonism assumes a universal position, altruism allows for the possibility of actions to be for the sake of others or for the sake of self.
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 Hedonism III
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 Hedonism
Quantitative hedonism is the view that what makes one thing more valuable than another is the fact that it produces or results in, or consists in, on balance, a greater quantity of pleasure on balance than another.
Quantitative hedonism fails to recognize this additional valuable element/s, and hence must be incorrect as a theory of value.
Many who are sympathetic or commited to ethical hedonism, in some form or another, are so on the grounds that psychological hedonism is true.
webpages.csus.edu /~freelove/Hedonism.html   (1159 words)

  
 Hedonistic Theories
Abstract: The refinement of hedonism as an ethical theory involves several surprising and important distinctions.
Hedonism: (def.) the philosophical doctrine that (1) all pleasure is intrinsically good, and (2) nothing but pleasure is intrinsically good.
Hedonism: A discussion of hedonism from the Stanford Encyclopedia with some emphasis relating to egoism and utilitarianism by Andrew Moore.
philosophy.lander.edu /ethics/hedonism.html   (936 words)

  
 Parableman: Christian Hedonism
I propose that Piper's Christian hedonism takes the primary element to be evaluated as desire-fulfillment, and it evaluates it in terms of whether the desire is being fulfilled in the best way it can be fulfilled (which, as it turns out, is always going to be in seeking to fulfill it in God).
Hedonism doesn't mean hedonism to you, though Piper says that hedonism means, "My old Webster's Collegiate Dictionary of 1961… defines 'hedonism' as 'a living for pleasure.' That is precisely what I mean by it.
Hedonism is 'a theory according to which a person is motivated to produce one state of affairs in preference to another if and only if he thinks it will be more pleasant, or less unpleasant for himself.
parablemania.ektopos.com /archives/2005/06/christian_hedon.html   (8827 words)

  
 Hedonism - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
Hedonism is a minimalist lifestyle, embodied by the doctrines of self-sacrifice, selflessness, and monogamy.
Hedonism is one of the world's oldest actively followed belief systems.
Sailor Man argues that "Hedonisms is wrong, so don't yous do it." Other people who argue against hedonism include God (who actually doesn't care that much about it), Miss Piggy, and The Letter A, which today's article was made possible by.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Hedonism   (424 words)

  
 Christian Hedonism
Hedonism is the doctrine that pleasure or happiness is the sole or chief good in life.
Logically if hedonism is God's ordained plan for man, then it's those who don't make the pursuit of pleasure their chief purpose in life that are the ones who are sinning.
In contrast to Piper's version, the more common version of Christian hedonism is the idea of glorifying God by seeking to fulfill whatever one's greatest pleasures are in the name of God, essentially being a hedonist who calls himself a Christian and practices hedonism in the name of God.
www.bcbsr.com /topics/chedonism.html   (3593 words)

  
 Altruistic Hedonism
Hedonism makes personal pleasure the principal good and proper aim of behavior.
A strange marriage of these two ethics, by which many modems order their lives, may be called altruistic hedonism.
It is important to point out the errors of altruistic hedonism because of the inherent attractiveness and persuasive power of its humanitarian spirit.
www.bible-infonet.org /ff/articles/living/108_09_08.htm   (1329 words)

  
 Hedonism
Here are some standard candidates: the soldier with no belief in the afterlife who opts for a painful death for himself to save his comrades, the parent motivated to give her or his child a good start in life, the walker motivated to kick a stone just ‘for the hell of it’.
Motivational hedonism is also most plausibly stated in terms of what one takes to be pleasure, whereas it is more plausible that value is a matter of actual pleasure or of what one would reasonably take to be actual pleasure.
If normative hedonism has the intrinsic experience account built into it, then its claim is that there is value in all and only instances of a certain distinctive conscious experience or element within conscious experience.
www.seop.leeds.ac.uk /archives/win2004/entries/hedonism   (4623 words)

  
 Hedonism II
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Beachside, Hedonism II runs the gamut from mild to wild - with swinging hammocks suspended from palm trees on the prude beach to swinging guests enjoying the time of their lives on the infamous nude beach.
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Christian hedonism aims to replace a Kantian morality with a biblical one.
Immanuel Kant, the German philosopher who died in 1804, was the most powerful exponent of the notion that the moral value of an act decreases as we aim to derive any benefit from it.
The second mistake is to compare Jesus' use of the phrases "thief in the night" and "unrighteous steward" to the new term Piper is trying to coin "Christian hedonism".
www.lycos.com /info/hedonism--christian-hedonism.html   (328 words)

  
 The Naked Truth About Hedonism II
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Guests of Hedonism II experiment with whatever they consider exotic: be it swinging on the trapeze, floating naked on a raft, or dancing on the stage in a bed sheet in front of 500 people.
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 Hedonism: Lust and Betrayal in New York's clubland
Hedonism is a fast action trip through a hard core underworld of pounding dance music, SandM sex and mountains of illegal drugs.
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 Paradox of hedonism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The paradox of hedonism was first explicitly noted by the philosopher Henry Sidgwick in The Methods of Ethics.
Happiness is often naively equated with pleasure, though sometimes the identification of the two concepts has been questioned.
If, whether for good or bad reasons, one does equate happiness with pleasure, then the paradox of hedonism arises.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Paradox_of_hedonism   (419 words)

  
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