The doctrine associated with Hedonic sect the quest for enjoyment as a matter of honest concept
- the pursuit of satisfaction as a question of honest concept
- an ethical system that evaluates the quest for enjoyment as greatest good
1856, from Greek hedone (see hedonist) + -ism.
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.