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What makes a life go well for the one who lives it? Hedonists hold that pleasure enhances the value of a life; pain diminishes it. Hedonism has been subjected to a number of objections. Some are based on the claim that hedonism is a form of “mental statism”. Others are based on the claim that some pleasures are base or degrading. Yet others are based on the claim that when a bad person enjoys a pleasure, his receipt of that pleasure seems not to make the world better.It is important to keep in mind that hedonism is a theory about the value of a person’s life for the person who lives it, and not for the world or for others. It is also important to distinguish between sensory hedonism and attitudinal hedonism.“Desert Adjusted Intrinsic Attitudinal Hedonism” appears to be immune to objections and. A variant appears to be immune to all of them. Perhaps it is the answer to the question about the value of a life.
Keywords Analytic Philosophy  Contemporary Philosophy  Philosophy of Mind
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