SYNONYMS FOR hedonism
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Origin of hedonism
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Example sentences 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.
It is comparatively easy at the present time in moral theory to slam both hedonism and apriorism.Essays in Experimental Logic|John Dewey
Utilitarianism has been rightly called universal hedonism, as distinguished from the hedonism of Epicurus, which was egoistic.The New Gresham Encyclopedia|Various
Had she her secrets, as he had his, the secrets of his sullen hedonism?Old People and the Things That Pass|Louis Couperus
For Egoistic Hedonism it is somewhat hard to find a single perfectly appropriate term.
Ethical Hedonism, as expounded by Mill, was morally inspiring by its dictate of readiness for absolute self-sacrifice.
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 forms of hedonismhedonic or hedonistic, adjectivehedonist, noun
Word Origin for hedonism
Cultural 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.