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RUUT VEENHOVEN HEDONISM AND HAPPINESS

@inproceedings{Veenhoven2003RUUTVH,
  title={RUUT VEENHOVEN HEDONISM AND HAPPINESS},
  author={R. Veenhoven and Hedonism And Happiness},
  year={2003}
}
Hedonism is a way of life, characterised by openness to pleasurable experience. There are many qualms about hedonism. It is rejected on moral grounds and said to be detrimental to long-term happiness. Several mechanisms for this ‘paradox of hedonism’ have been suggested and telling examples of pleasure seekers ending up in despair have been given. But is that the rule? If so, how much pleasure is too much? An overview of the available knowledge is given in this paper. The relation between… Expand

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