The Social Sciences

Year: 2016
Volume: 11
Issue: 9
Page No. 2096 - 2100

Ethical Hedonism: Deliberation and Analysis

Authors : Afzal Boluki and Rezvaneh Najafi Savad Rodbari

Abstract: This study presents deliberation on and analysis of ethical hedonism and its position within value structure of ethical actions from the perspective of ethical philosophers; the approach of the present researcher is issued after analyzing the views of ethical philosophers. It seems that despite what has been so far expressed, tendency to hedonism cannot be a criterion to determine the value of men’s voluntary actions, in spite of the fact that pleasure as stated in Holy Quran and the traditions of Imams is a natural human propensity. Some philosophers and thinkers have emphasized this idea and consider all human actions as an attempt to reach pleasure, in so far as they claim that even a human being’s attempt to seek divine esteem is a fulfillment and satisfaction of pleasure drive. However, we believe that the ultimate purpose of a free agent in doing moral actions, even if pleasure is at highest level, is achieving divine revelation. In other words, God’s revelation is not a means to reach higher purpose of pleasure, rather, it is the most fundamental goal in itself.

How to cite this article:

Afzal Boluki and Rezvaneh Najafi Savad Rodbari, 2016. Ethical Hedonism: Deliberation and Analysis. The Social Sciences, 11: 2096-2100.

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