In Praise of Hedonism

The necessity of living life with passion

Photo by Birmingham Museums Trust on Unsplash

Aristippus of Cyrene, a student of Socrates, believed that pleasure is the highest form of truth. His philosophy of ethical hedonism said that the pursuit of pleasure and the reduction of suffering were the only intrinsic good, although the Cyrenaics, as his school of philosophy came to be known, also believed that pleasure could be obtained through altruism and social good.



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Elle Beau ❇︎

Dispelling cultural myths with research-driven stories. I am a traveler and a map maker. On Mastodon