(1) In fact hedonism , the view that pleasure is our ethical end, is always on the defensive in ancient ethics.(2) Their faith, that ├ö├ç├┐life is hard and success doesn't come easy ├ö├ç├û, is undermined by Joe's evangelism of an earthly paradise of wealth and hedonism .(3) We have entered an age of trashy, casual hedonism in which mild decadence is all the rage.(4) So utilitarianism, despite its traditional ties to welfare hedonism , is compatible with any of the four accounts of utility.(5) Traditional songs about love of God, nation, and family are now being pushed to the wayside in the world of country, as new tunes championing hedonism take center stage.(6) Although hedonism fails as a theory that gives us a fixed end, it does contain a methodological insight.(7) To me, hedonism and decadence are completely opposed.(8) To give in to the idea of being drunk as defining your excitement as a human being would be to cut against the grain of what I believed about social hedonism in the first place - that it was not about running away, but engaging.(9) It's not so much that I've quietened down, as that I've channelled my energies into things that are more productive than out-and-out hedonism .(10) The club sold its soul to the devil of capitalism, and whilst the short term gains were success, admiration, a growing international fan base and kudos, that avenue of hedonism has finally delivered the bill.(11) They viewed the world as a great machine, adopted hedonism as their ethics, and interpreted history from a subjective-critical point of view.(12) Let's remember her romance, her image, her hedonism , her families.(13) The whole point of a sports car is hedonism , the selfish pursuit of pleasure.(14) And predictably, there have been warnings that the new hedonism itself might be a touch too hedonistic, posing a potential risk to people's health and wellbeing.(15) How to deal with grave damage while still keeping going economies whose buoyancy is so related to confidence, morale and a degree of hedonism is an even more difficult question.(16) Eventually we all fell asleep on the couch but I, fearing some moment of excessive hedonism , swiftly made an exit.