Science / Psychiatry / Hedonism: Pleasure-seeking behavior. Contrast with anhedonia.
Science / Psychiatry / Anhedonia: Inability to experience pleasure from activities that usually produce pleasurable feelings. Contrast with hedonism. MORE
Entertainment / Literature / Epicureanism: The Greek philosophy of Epicurus, who espoused a life of gentle hedonism ameliorated by rational moderation. His idea of epicureanism was so refined as to almost be ascetic. For instance, he urged tha MORE