TITLE

HEDONISM

AUTHOR(S)
Lefka, Aikaterini
PUB. DATE
June 2006
SOURCE
Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy;2006, Vol. 2, p1422
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
An encyclopedia entry about hedonism is presented. Hedonism was derived from the Greek word "hedone" which means pleasure. Its central thesis states that the natural objective of human life is to gain pleasure and avoid pleasure. In British philosophy, hedonism is associated with utilitarianism. The views and claims of various philosophers on hedonism are highlighted, including Jeremy Bentham, John Stuart Mill and Gilbert Ryle.
ACCESSION #
23622540

 

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