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Unformatted text preview: Name: Exercise Number: 2.9 Exercise Theory Title: Hedonism Theory 1-Theory Description Frankena explains that Hedonism theory is about “identifying the good with pleasure and evil with pain, and concluding that the right course or rule of action is that which produces at least as great a balance of pleasure over pain as any alternative would (Frankena, 1973, 15).” This theory mainly holds that actions which increase the sum of pleasure are constituted right and what increases pain is wrong. In addition, Power explains that the word “hedonism” has at least three senses: the pursuit of pleasure, especially of sensual pleasure; the psychological theory that what motivates behavior is the desire for pleasure and the avoidance of pain; and the philosophical theory that pleasure is the ultimate value. Hedonism theory could be divided into two schools of thoughts: Motivational hedonism and normative hedonism....
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- Spring '11
- Suffering, Pleasure, Melinda, hedonism theory