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Stoicism vs. Hedonism

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Stoicismnoun

A school of philosophy popularized during the Roman Empire that emphasized reason as a means of understanding the natural state of things, or logos, and as a means of freeing oneself from emotional distress.

Hedonismnoun

The belief that pleasure or happiness is the highest good in life. Some hedonists, such as the Epicureans, have insisted that pleasure of the entire mind, not just pleasure of the senses, is the highest good.

Stoicismnoun

A real or pretended indifference to pleasure or pain; insensibility; impassiveness.

Hedonismnoun

(countable) A general devotion to the pursuit of pleasure.

Stoicismnoun

The opinions and maxims of the Stoics.

Hedonismnoun

The doctrine of the Hedonic sect; the pursuit of pleasure as a matter of ethical principle.

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Stoicismnoun

A real or pretended indifference to pleasure or pain; insensibility; impassiveness.

Hedonismnoun

The ethical theory which finds the explanation and authority of duty in its tendency to give pleasure.

Stoicismnoun

an indifference to pleasure or pain

Hedonismnoun

the pursuit of pleasure as a matter of ethical principle

Stoicismnoun

(philosophy) the philosophical system of the Stoics following the teachings of the ancient Greek philosopher Zeno

Hedonismnoun

an ethical system that evaluates the pursuit of pleasure as the highest good

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Stoicism

Stoicism is a school of Hellenistic philosophy founded by Zeno of Citium in Athens in the early 3rd century BC. It is a philosophy of personal ethics informed by its system of logic and its views on the natural world. According to its teachings, as social beings, the path to eudaimonia (happiness, or blessedness) is found in accepting the moment as it presents itself, by not allowing oneself to be controlled by the desire for pleasure or by the fear of pain, by using one's mind to understand the world and to do one's part in nature's plan, and by working together and treating others fairly and justly.

Hedonismnoun

the pursuit of pleasure; sensual self-indulgence.

Hedonismnoun

the ethical theory that pleasure (in the sense of the satisfaction of desires) is the highest good and proper aim of human life.

Hedonism

Hedonism refers to a family of theories, all of which have in common that pleasure plays a central role in them. Psychological or motivational hedonism claims that our behavior is determined by desires to increase pleasure and to decrease pain.

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