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Socrates, Pleasure, and Value$
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George Rudebusch

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780195159615

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195159616.001.0001

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Callicles' Hedonism

Callicles' Hedonism

Chapter:
(p.33) Four Callicles' Hedonism
Source:
Socrates, Pleasure, and Value
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George Rudebusch (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195159616.003.0004

There has been no consensus as to what version of hedonist Callicles is. Suggested versions are that he is a prudential, indiscriminate, or sybaritic hedonist. I argue, against these interpretations, that Callicles holds a satisfaction hedonism of felt desire with respect to the intrinsically desirable.

Keywords:   Callicles, desire, egoism, hedonism, Plato, pleasure, Socrates

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