Origin of hedonism
Examples from the Web for hedonism
His life of hedonism suddenly seems empty when he begins to fall in love with Grace.Is ‘Satisfaction’ a Love Story That’s Too Real About Sex and Marriage?|David Masciotra|September 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Those avatars of hedonism, The Europeans, are aghast at discovering that the average American vacation lasts for just 4.1 days.Obama’s Extravagant Summer Break? More Like, America’s Vacation-Deficit Disorder|Clive Irving|August 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Georgia Congressman Bob Barr warned that “the flames of hedonism . . . are licking at the very foundations of our society.”Justice Kennedy Opened the Door to Same-Sex Marriage, Will He Walk Through Next?|Geoffrey R. Stone|August 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But the pleasures of vengeance and hedonism prove a dead end for Wanda.Holocaust Horrors Haunt the Films ‘Ida’ And ‘The German Doctor’|Jack Schwartz|May 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After a night of hedonism, head out into Louisiana's Cajun Country.
Thus early in the history of ethical theory appeared the most thorough-going exposition of hedonism.
But this revision of "final productivity" has further consequences for the optimistic doctrines of hedonism.The Place of Science in Modern Civilisation and Other Essays|Thorstein Veblen
Developing from this is a new point of practical importance to the hedonism of the Cyrenaics.
Honora's amazement at her cousin's hedonism gave way to contempt for it.The Precipice|Elia Wilkinson Peattie
This seems to be in itself a sufficient objection to founding a deductive method of Hedonism on Mr. Spencers general conclusion.The Methods of Ethics|Henry Sidgwick
British Dictionary definitions for hedonism
- the doctrine that moral value can be defined in terms of pleasureSee utilitarianism
- the doctrine that the pursuit of pleasure is the highest good
Derived Formshedonic or hedonistic, adjectivehedonist, noun
Word Origin for hedonism
Culture definitions for hedonism
In ethics, the doctrine that pleasure or happiness is the highest good in life. Some hedonists, such as the Epicureans, have insisted that pleasure of the entire mind, not just pleasure of the senses, is this highest good.