Etički pravac koji smatra da je čulno uživanje i zadovoljstvo najviše dobro i prema tome pobuda i svrha, motiv i cilj celokupnog našeg delanja; up. epikurejizam.
The pursuit of pleasure as a matter of ethical principle.
belief that pleasure is the highest good
Ethical theory that pleasure or happiness is, or should be, the main goal in life. Hedonist sects in ancient Greece were the Cyrenaics, who held that the pleasure of the moment is the only human good, and the Epicureans, who advocated the pursuit of pleasure under the direction of reason. Modern hedonistic philosophies, such as those of the British philosophers Jeremy Bentham and J S Mill, regard the happiness of society, rather than that of the individual, as the aim.