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How to explain value and goodness of things without resorting to Hedonism?

This has been bothering me for a while. I do not believe that the ethical theory of hedonism represents the world of which we live in truthfully, neither does it appeal to my common sense. However, ...
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Pleasure-maximizing hedonistic pacing

Suppose I am hedonist who wants to maximize the pleasure I experience in my life. I have observed the hedonic treadmill, and am aware that after having the same experience a few times, I will find it ...
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Was Nietzsche against hedonism?

At first, I think there is a difference between utilitarianism and hedonism in that first assumes some kind of utility which can be calculated and last simply puts that it's natural (we are not here ...
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Skepticism towards Nirvana, Moksha

Doesn't the Experience Machine thought experiment by Robert Nozick refute the idea of Nirvana and Moksha?
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Why can't we (or why shouldn't we) seek the things that give us direct pleasure (like drugs for example)?

So I guess this question can seem rather disturbing and make me look like I'm not very stable mentally, but let me explain. All of us live practically equally, our lifes centered in a job or a career ...
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Which philosophy claims that our moral decisions should be based upon a universal algorithm?

Recently, I advocated here the idea that moral rules should be universal, based upon clear axioms? It should make the opposite for moral imperative. The idea could encompass both hedonism formulated ...
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How Would Hedonists View a Hypothetical “Perfect Drug”?

If there exists a "perfect" drug that could safely reproduce the exact same experience as the greatest happiness and pleasure possible for a specific candidate in every respect (hedonic, cognitive, ...
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Can happiness be measured quantitatively? such that an amount of money can buy [closed]

There is a cliche, which is often used by the middle class, saying that happiness cannot be bought and supporting their thought by stating how many rich people suicide or constantly go to ...
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Does Self-Refutation suffice for scholarly argumentation?

Does the significance of self-refutation vary based on the particulars involved or will such particulars always make a logical fallacy? To be more specific: If concept A is used to deny concept B, ...
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How does Nietzsche's last man refuse life?

The way Nietzsche talks about the last man suggests that they are concerned with making life more bearable, and not much else. A little poison now and then: that makes for pleasant dreams. And much ...