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Hedonism Audiobook

Hedonism

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This book concisely explicates and evaluates four doctrines concerning the nature of moral obligation:

  • Hedonism (one's sole moral obligation is to enjoy oneself)
  • Egoism (one's sole moral obligation is to serve one's own interests)
  • Consequentialism (the ends justify the means)
  • Deontology (the ends do not justify the means)

It is shown that:

  • The debate between consequentialism and deontology is spurious, since, despite appearances, these doctrines are equivalent
  • Hedonism is incoherent, since a purely pleasure-oriented psychological architecture would not be sufficiently integrated to be capable of making moral decisions
  • For much the same reason, egoism is compatible with other more conventional ethical doctrines.

©2016 John-Michael Kuczynski (P)2016 John-Michael Kuczynski

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    A little fast and too short discussion of several rather complex philosophies. For some reason, I had trouble with the audio quality. Piqued my interest to read further.

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