Hedonism: Morality and Q. no.

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Answer to Q. No. 1 Hedonism (Greek: hēdonē (ᾑδονή from Ancient Greek) "pleasure" +–ism) is a philosophical position that takes the pursuit of pleasure as the primary motivating element of life, based upon a view that "pleasure is good" i.e. pleasure has an ultimate importance and is the most important pursuit of humanity. The concept of pleasure is, however, understood and approached in a variety of ways, and hedonism is classified accordingly. The three basic types of philosophical hedonism are psychological hedonism, which holds that the tendency to seek pleasure and avoid pain is an essential attribute of human nature; evaluative or ethical hedonism, which sets up certain ethical or moral ends as desirable because attaining them…show more content…
Due to diverse approach and need of people, Utilitarian concept will always lead to rift among masses. Answer to Q. No. 3 As defined above, the concept of Classic utilitarianism is epistemological. Classic Utilitarian believes in greatest benefit to greatest numbers. The concept of benefit is very subjective. What may be a right for a group of people may be adverse against the interest of individuals. Even if qualitative hedonism is coherent and is a kind of hedonism, it still might not seem plausible. Some critics argue that not all pleasures are valuable, since, for example, there is no value in the pleasures of a sadist while whipping a victim. Other opponents object that not only pleasures are intrinsically valuable, because other things are valuable independently of whether they lead to pleasure or avoid pain. For example, my love for my wife does not seem to become less valuable when I get less pleasure from her because she contracts some horrible disease. Similarly, freedom seems valuable even when it creates anxiety, and even when it is freedom to do something (such as leave one's country) that one does not want to do. Again, many people value knowledge of other galaxies regardless of whether this knowledge will create pleasure or avoid pain. Answer to Q. No. 4 Criticism of Utilitarian: - 1. Utilitarianism gives no special moral weight to things like promises and contracts. If the world would be a slightly better or

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