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The hedonistic solution – can we find meaning in pleasure?

A meaningful life is surely pleasurable – but should pleasure be an end goal in itself?

Well the hedonists of ancient Greece certainly thought so. Hedonism argues that pleasure is the most important goal in life. 412 more words


Against the Grain (À rebours ) by J. K. Huysmans

Read about the book/author here. This is an image I ran across that reminded me of this quote from the book about the main character, Esseintes, the anti-hero. 59 more words


Secular Alternative to Alcoholics Anonymous & Applying Hedonic Calculus to Public Policy

The May-June 2015 issue of The Humanist includes a few pieces on a secular alternative to Alcoholics Anonymous, which has recently been exposed by… 258 more words


Word of the day #112


He – don –ism

To pursue or devote ones time to the pleasure of the senses.

Example: Led Zeppelin lived a life of sheer hedonism.


Pure Hedonism – Rise of the Oenogarchy

Hedonism has to be one of the most luxurious, beautiful wine shops that I have ever stepped foot in. Even its closest rival, Lavinia in Paris… 919 more words



You will, at least, succeed at being happy.

So what if it ends up as ‘only a hobby’? Look: when something you love doing becomes something you… 385 more words


Kitchen Realities, with a Twist

When we bought our latest house, one of its major selling points was a generously large kitchen.  Holy cow, two ovens and two sinks!  And a pantry that is larger than my dorm room was in college.  1,667 more words