How to Use the Paradox of Hedonism

Journal of Moral Philosophy 18 (4):387-411 (2021)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

The paradox of hedonism is the idea that intrinsically desiring nothing other than pleasure can prevent one from obtaining pleasure. In this article, I show how the paradox of hedonism can be used as the basis for an objection against hedonism about well-being, and one that is more defensible than has been commonly recognized. Moreover, I argue that the challenge presented by the paradox can be used to target not only hedonism about well-being, but also desire satisfactionism and the hybrid theory. However, I argue that certain sophisticated versions of all three theories can escape it.

Links

PhilArchive

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Paradox of Hedonism.Lorenzo Buscicchi - 2022 - Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Explaining the Paradox of Hedonism.Alexander Dietz - 2019 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 97 (3):497-510.
Hedonism, Desirability and the Incompleteness Objection.Vuko Andrić - 2019 - Thought: A Journal of Philosophy 8 (2):101-109.
The Hedonist's Dilemma.Dale Dorsey - 2011 - Journal of Moral Philosophy 8 (2):173-196.
A New Defense of Hedonism about Well-Being.Ben Bramble - 2016 - Ergo: An Open Access Journal of Philosophy 3.
Epicurean Hedonism as Qualitative Hedonism.Andrew Alwood - 2018 - Journal of Value Inquiry 52 (4):411-427.
Desire satisfactionism and hedonism.Chris Heathwood - 2006 - Philosophical Studies 128 (3):539-563.
Subjectivity and Objectivity in Theories of Well-Being.Timothy Bruce Snow - 1992 - Dissertation, University of Illinois at Chicago
Hedonism.Dan Weijers - 2011 - Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Hedonism and Butler's stone.Elliott Sober - 1992 - Ethics 103 (1):97-103.

Analytics

Added to PP
2021-12-24

Downloads
348 (#62,164)

6 months
180 (#20,849)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Alexander Dietz
University of Southern California (PhD)

Citations of this work

No citations found.

Add more citations

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references