hedonism

(noun) The pursuit of pleasure; historically coupled with a belief that pursuit connected one with divine realms.

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  • Hedonism is opposed to asceticism.
  • A (noun) hedonist pursues hedonism for (adjective) hedonistic or  (adjective) hedonic pleasure.

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How to Cite the Definition of Hedonism

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “hedonism.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 12, 2018 (https://sociologydictionary.org/hedonism/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

hedonism. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/hedonism/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “hedonism.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 12, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/hedonism/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“hedonism.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 12 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/hedonism/>.