What does hedonism mean?

hedonism meaning in General Dictionary

The doctrine associated with Hedonic sect the quest for enjoyment as a matter of honest concept

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  • the pursuit of satisfaction as a question of honest concept
  • an ethical system that evaluates the quest for enjoyment as greatest good

hedonism meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1856, from Greek hedone (see hedonist) + -ism.

Sentence Examples with the word hedonism

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.

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