Christian hedonism

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  • The Importance Of A Happy Life

    fulfillment of pleasure. In Hedonism, it is suggested that the acquirement of pleasure should be everyone’s main priority. Evidently, the practice of Hedonism is also associated with egoism, which claims that people should do things for their own good and prioritize their happiness before anything or anyone else ("Hedonism"). Similarly, Epicureanism also suggests that people should seek to maximize their happiness through the fulfillment of pleasures, but unlike Hedonism, Epicureanism suggests…

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  • Kant's Aesthetics

    The conclusion to Kant’s Aesthetics revolves around his conception behind the sublime. Kant proposes that all experiences of sublimity evoke the experience of pleasure within the individual experience the sublime. The pleasure derives from a negative liking within the person as they experience displeasure at the awareness of the limitations of their imagination, yet this results in pleasure at knowing the ability of our human reason (Kant, 1987). Kant’s characterisation of the sublime presents a…

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  • Hedonistic Egoism Theory Paper

    examples of situations that a hedonistic egoism practitioner might encounter and why they might take certain actions or think in certain ways as it relates to their ethics. Right away the terms hedonism and egoism bring with them very negative connotations for many people. When they think of ‘hedonism’ they might think of someone who is a sexual deviant or one that is purely a pleasure seeking individual, someone in pursuit of ‘sex, drugs and rock and roll’. When they think of Egoism, you…

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  • Ethical Egoism Vs Utilitarianism

    The two moral theories we really took inspiration from is Ethical Egoism, and Utilitarianism. Ethical Egoism is serving your own self interests, and to be moral in this theory is to act in our own self interests, and is immoral not too. Utilitarianism is a theory that focuses on maximizing pleasure for the most amount of people, and minimizing pain for the most amount of people. The way Utilitarianism does this is by looking at the consequences for the action you are going to do. One was the…

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  • Hedonism Happiness

    of intrinsic value in human life by proving hedonism is true. Hedonism believes that in life the highest goal is happiness. I will use be using different explanations about personal experiences, experiences of others, and hedonism to explain why happiness is the only thing of intrinsic value in human life. These explanations will show that each decision we make, we make based on the happiness and pleasure they will bring to our lives therefore hedonism is true. The first explanation will show…

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  • Nozick's Arguments To The Experience Machine

    Nozick proposes a famous thought experiment known as the ‘Experience Machine’. This hypothetical machine aims to argue against moral hedonism by proposing that there are more intrinsically important elements to one 's existence than pleasure, namely experience. This essay aims to firstly outline Nozick’s argument, illustrate how it can be seen as a counter-argument to hedonism and finally provide a critique of the conditions of the argument. Nozick introduces his readers to the ‘Experience…

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  • Comparing Mill And Utilitarianism

    People have long tried to interpret ethics in societies. Who, how, and why ethics was created are common debates among philosophers. In its simplest form, ethics can be described as how a differentiates between right and wrong. Whether that be due to society’s standards or their own, there are many theories to explain this daily-occurring phenomenon. Kantianism, the divine command theory, existentialism, ethical relativism, the virtue theory, and utilitarianism are the more widely known theories…

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  • Tasoff V. Regents Case Study

    The case of Tarasoff v. Regents of the University of California elicits the concept of duty. Tatiana Tarasoff, a young, single woman is unaware that she is being stalked by her aggressive ex-lover. The ex-boyfriend Prosenjit Poddar, has been seeing a psychologist to deal with his grief from the break-up, and during a therapy session he makes an indication that he wants to teach his former lover a violent lesson. His psychologist becomes torn between preserving his patient’s confidentiality and…

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  • John Stuart Mills Act Utilitarianism

    Hedonism is the view that pleasure is a good that ought to be promoted. Mills utilitarianism is a form of hendonist, because according to him happiness should be understood in the hedonistic terms, as in pleasure and the absence of pain. The greatest- happiness…

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  • John Stuart Mill Qualitative Utilitarianism

    Utilitarianism has quite few kinds of branches. Among them, the two types are the main branches, quantitative hedonistic utilitarianism and qualitative hedonistic utilitarianism. Each branche were founded by Jeremy Bentham and his student, John Stuart Mill. And I think Mill’s qualitative hedonistic utilitarianism is more reasonable than the others. Qualitative hedonistic utilitarianism is mainly about higher level of pleasure. He sorts out the pleasures by the level of feeling. As the basic of…

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