Objective Hedonism and Common Sense

  • Henry Sidgwick


§ 1. Before we examine those methods of seeking one’s own happiness which are more remote from the empirical, it will be well to consider how far we may reasonably avoid the difficulties and uncertainties of the method of reflective comparison, by relying on the current opinions and accepted estimates of the value of different objects commonly sought as sources of pleasure.


Common Sense Current Opinion Common Opinion Great Happiness Hedonistic Preference 
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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1962

Authors and Affiliations

  • Henry Sidgwick
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  1. 1.University of CambridgeUK

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