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Hedonism   /hˈidənˌɪzəm/   Listen
Hedonism

noun
1.
The pursuit of pleasure as a matter of ethical principle.
2.
An ethical system that evaluates the pursuit of pleasure as the highest good.






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"Hedonism" Quotes from Famous Books



... pleasure; physical pleasure, sensual pleasure, sensuous pleasure; bodily enjoyment, animal gratification, hedonism, sensuality; luxuriousness &c adj.; dissipation, round of pleasure, titillation, gusto, creature comforts, comfort, ease; pillow &c (support) 215; luxury, lap of luxury; purple and fine linen; bed of downs, bed of roses; velvet, clover; cup of Circe &c ...
— Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases: Body • Roget

... rotunder platitudes of a Greek chorus, if nothing else, had taught him that a corner-man should have something to say on the subject in hand. His arguments are designed to assist his narrative; moreover, they are sympathetic to the modern mind. An enlightened hedonism is about all that is left to us, and Butler's hatred of humbug is, though a little more placid, like our own. We share his ethical likes and dislikes. As an audience we are ready to laugh at his asides, and, on the first night ...
— Aspects of Literature • J. Middleton Murry



Words linked to "Hedonism" :   morals, ethics, hedonist, morality, hedonic, moral philosophy, ethical motive, hedonistic



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