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Pleasure and the Good LifeConcerning the Nature Varieties and Plausibility of Hedonism$
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Fred Feldman

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780199265169

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2004

DOI: 10.1093/019926516X.001.0001

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But is it Really “Hedonism”?

But is it Really “Hedonism”?

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(p.168) CHAPTER 8 But is it Really “Hedonism”?
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Pleasure and the Good Life
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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/019926516X.003.0009

Curious readers might wonder if some of the axiological theories discussed in this book have been stretched so far that it is no longer appropriate to categorize them as forms of hedonism. This raises a deeper question: what in general makes it correct to categorize an axiological theory as a form of hedonism? Attempts to answer this question. Also attempts to answer it in such a way as to justify the classification of the alleged hedonisms in this book. This turns out to be a trickier problem than might at first be expected.

Keywords:   axiology, basic intrinsic value states, hedonism, taxonomy

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