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Hedonism

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The term hedonism refers to a set of philosophies which hold that the highest goal is to maximize pleasure, or more precisely pleasure minus pain. Egoistic hedonism refers to the maximization of personal pleasure, while universalist hedonism (more commonly known as hedonistic utilitarianism) aims at the maximization of pleasure across all sentient beings.

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Not for the Sake of Plea­sure Alone

lukeprog11 Jun 2011 23:21 UTC
49 points
134 comments6 min readLW link

[SEQ RERUN] Not for the Sake of Hap­piness (Alone)

MinibearRex3 Nov 2011 4:29 UTC
7 points
30 comments1 min readLW link

Why Do We En­gage in Mo­ral Sim­plifi­ca­tion?

Wei_Dai14 Feb 2011 1:16 UTC
31 points
36 comments2 min readLW link

Defin­ing the ways hu­man val­ues are messy

Stuart_Armstrong27 Mar 2018 22:42 UTC
9 points
6 comments2 min readLW link

Values de­ter­mined by “stop­ping” properties

Stuart_Armstrong15 Mar 2018 10:53 UTC
12 points
16 comments3 min readLW link

Grat­ifi­ca­tion: a use­ful con­cept, maybe new

Stuart_Armstrong25 Aug 2019 18:58 UTC
17 points
7 comments3 min readLW link

He­donic asymmetries

paulfchristiano26 Jan 2020 2:10 UTC
90 points
22 comments2 min readLW link
(sideways-view.com)

He­do­nium’s se­man­tic problem

Stuart_Armstrong9 Apr 2015 11:50 UTC
22 points
61 comments8 min readLW link

He­donic vs Prefer­ence Utili­tar­i­anism in the Con­text of Wireheading

jefftk29 Jun 2012 13:50 UTC
10 points
53 comments3 min readLW link

Utilons vs. Hedons

Psychohistorian10 Aug 2009 19:20 UTC
33 points
119 comments6 min readLW link

[Question] How to Get Off the He­donic Tread­mill?

simbad5 Jul 2020 5:23 UTC
2 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

Meetup : Lon­don Meetup, 14th April: He­donic hacks

philh6 Apr 2013 19:35 UTC
4 points
1 comment1 min readLW link

Meetup : Can­berra: the He­donic Treadmill

DanielFilan15 Jan 2015 4:02 UTC
2 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Con­sump­tion Smooth­ing and He­donic Adaptation

jefftk19 Jul 2013 14:41 UTC
11 points
6 comments2 min readLW link

David Pearce on He­donic Mo­ral realism

Roko3 Feb 2010 17:27 UTC
8 points
15 comments7 min readLW link

Chap­ter 87: He­donic Awareness

Eliezer Yudkowsky14 Mar 2015 19:00 UTC
7 points
1 comment20 min readLW link

Be Happier

Klevador16 Apr 2012 1:51 UTC
158 points
278 comments35 min readLW link

Wel­come to Heaven

denisbider25 Jan 2010 23:22 UTC
26 points
245 comments2 min readLW link

The Neu­ro­science of Pleasure

lukeprog27 Mar 2011 23:57 UTC
48 points
17 comments11 min readLW link

Book re­view: Hap­piness by Design

Richard_Ngo23 Sep 2018 4:30 UTC
12 points
1 comment4 min readLW link
(thinkingcomplete.blogspot.com)

Hap­piness and Good­ness as Univer­sal Ter­mi­nal Virtues

[deleted]21 Apr 2015 16:42 UTC
29 points
67 comments8 min readLW link

Hap­piness Engineering

PhilGoetz19 Mar 2011 21:44 UTC
18 points
7 comments1 min readLW link

Hap­piness is a Heuristic

[deleted]16 Aug 2009 21:12 UTC
12 points
16 comments4 min readLW link

Plea­sure and Pain are Long-Tailed

lsusr9 Sep 2021 5:10 UTC
36 points
10 comments4 min readLW link
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