Hedonism Essays

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Everyone Strives for Happiness

As teenagers, we make decisions everyday that affect our current and future happiness. We balance difficult classes and a plethora of extracurriculars in hopes to secure our future while simultaneously trying to enjoy our day-to-day lives. But, how are we supposed to search for something when we don’t truly know what it is we’re looking […]

Pages: 4 Words: 1061 Topics: Emotions, Eudaimonia, Happiness, Hedonism, Neuroscience

New Hedonism in the Picture of Dorian Gray

In the novel The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, Dorian Gray undertakes a life of new hedonism after it is espoused by Lord Henry Wotton (Wilde 94). This new hedonism values pleasure and beauty above all else and drives Dorians desire to stay youthful and beautiful forever. Dorian Grays pursuit of the hedonistic […]

Pages: 3 Words: 1000 Topics: Hedonism, Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
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How did Act of Utilitarianism Appear

Within this paper I shall be explaining the act form of utilitarianism. I will present and evaluate two objections to act utilitarianism based upon how act utilitarianism appears to give the wrong results in certain cases involving rights, criminal justice and distributive justice. These cases being that of framing an innocent and the case of […]

Pages: 4 Words: 1278 Topics: Epistemology, Hedonism, Ignorance, Metaphysics, Social Institutions, Stereotypes, Utilitarianism