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Callicles' Hedonism

George Rudebusch

in Socrates, Pleasure, and Value

Published in print November 2002 | ISBN: 9780195159615
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199869367 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195159616.003.0004
 Callicles' Hedonism

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There has been no consensus as to what version of hedonist Callicles is. Suggested versions are that he is a prudential, indiscriminate, or sybaritic hedonist. I argue, against these interpretations, that Callicles holds a satisfaction hedonism of felt desire with respect to the intrinsically desirable.

Keywords: Callicles; desire; egoism; hedonism; Plato; pleasure; Socrates

Chapter.  8168 words. 

Subjects: Ancient Philosophy

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