(in utilitarianism) appraisal of possible alternative choices in terms of the amount of pleasure to be gained and pain to be avoided in each.
- Hedonic damages
/hiːˈdɒnɪk/ plural noun 1. (law) compensation based on what the victim of a crime might have earnt in the future
[hee-don-iks] /hiˈdɒn ɪks/ noun, (used with a singular verb) 1. the branch of psychology that deals with pleasurable and unpleasurable states of consciousness. /hiːˈdɒnɪks/ noun (functioning as sing) 1. the branch of psychology concerned with the study of pleasant and unpleasant sensations 2. (in philosophy) the study of pleasure, esp in its relation to duty […]
[heed-n-iz-uh m] /ˈhid nˌɪz əm/ noun 1. the doctrine that pleasure or happiness is the highest good. 2. devotion to pleasure as a way of life: The later Roman emperors were notorious for their hedonism. /ˈhiːdəˌnɪzəm; ˈhɛd-/ noun 1. (ethics) 2. the pursuit of pleasure as a matter of principle 3. indulgence in sensual pleasures […]
[heed-n-ist] /ˈhid n ɪst/ noun 1. a person whose life is devoted to the pursuit of pleasure and self-gratification. adjective 2. Also, hedonistic. of, relating to, or characteristic of a hedonist or . n. 1822, in reference to the Cyrenaic school of philosophy that deals with the ethics of pleasure, from Greek hedonikos “pleasurable,” from […]