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We have hedonism all wrong, according to ancient Greek philosophy

We have hedonism all wrong, according to ancient Greek philosophy

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Hedonism: The Reality

Hedonism: The Reality

  • Long being associated with frivolity, mindless pleasure-seeking, gluttony and danger, hedonism was initially a fairly simple concept in ancient greek philosophy.
  • Hedonism at its very core, states that pleasure is in itself a worthwhile pursuit.
  • Pleasure is conspicuously missing from our productivity-oriented culture and is to be looked at with a new light.

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The Good Life

Philosophy Professor Catherine Wilson talks about pleasure being fundamental in our ability to live a good life, and how a fine balance has to be maintained between current pleasure(indulgence) and future pleasure, which is life planning.

If we work ourselves endlessly, trying to hoard wealth, life will be over in a blink of an eye.

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Hedonism Reloaded

Apart from a more justified and gender-neutral definition of hedonism, the definition of luxury and pleasure itself is changing. What was once enjoyable seems like a waste of time now, while economic instability and low wages do not allow for a hedonistic lifestyle to be a reality for many of us.

Pleasure seeking needs to be viewed as a positive, life-giving pursuit in these times where everyone is striving hard to make ends meet.

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