What is hedonism?
Philosophers commonly distinguish between psychological hedonism and ethical hedonism. Psychological hedonism is the view that humans are psychologically constructed in such a way that we exclusively desire pleasure. Ethical hedonism is the view that our fundamental moral obligation is to maximize pleasure or happiness.
RAMONA FLOWERS said on December 10, 2003 11:22 AM:
HEDONISM IS SELF PLEASURES. NO CONSIDERATION FOR NO ONE OTHER THAN YOURSELF, IN OTHER WORDS IT'S ALL ABOUT YOURSELF. YOUR FIRST.
Wandering Epic said on May 17, 2004 10:20 PM:
Hedonism is the belief that pleasure is the only cause of happiness. That means any kind of pleasure, keeping in mind the consequences that follow with each pleasure.
Ramona is wrong, it is not simply "self" pleasure. One must admit that there is pleasure in, say, helping others.