Within the following essay I will discuss objections to hedonism and I will further explain whether there is an alternative theory of well being that is preferable to hedonism. Firstly we have to identify what hedonism is, hedonism has been typically expressed by certain quotes as “Pleasure is the only thing worth seeking for its own sake”, “Pleasure is The Good” and “Pleasure alone is intrinsically good”. Hedonism talks about pleasure, however what is hedonism? According to G.M Moor, take pleasure to be a single, phenomenologically uniform, directly sensory feeling. According to hedonic pluralists, they think that feelings of many different sorts may correctly be called pleasures. One line of objection to hedonism is that perhaps there are some pleasures that are “bad”. Example: the pleasure that a person gets from slowly torturing people. Such things, as we would morally say, should not get counted as “intrinsically valuable”.
Some of the objections to hedonism are:
Pleasure is not the only source of intrinsic value:
This is one of the most frequent argument against …show more content…
The objection to this argument discards its claim “that only pleasure is good”, or its claim that “only displeasure is bad”. This hypothesis therefore states “that pleasure is not necessary for positive value, or that displeasure is not necessary for negative value, or both”. The central idea to this hypothesis is that something other than pleasure has value, and that something other than displeasure has disvalue. Any cases that are hedonic equals but value unequal’s would deliver what the non-necessity objector