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[–] NotToBeContrarian 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Your third point is a rejection of hedonism. A hedonistic lifestyle ends in a pointless death. A fun death, but pointless.

a philosophy that can yield an action plan

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pragmatism

I wonder if you would enjoy the ideas of Epicurus.

Epicurus believed that what he called "pleasure" was the greatest good, but that the way to attain such pleasure was to live modestly, to gain knowledge of the workings of the world and to limit one's desires. This would lead one to attain a state of tranquility (ataraxia) and freedom from fear as well as an absence of bodily pain (aponia). The combination of these two states constitutes happiness in its highest form.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epicureanism

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[–] 5768342? 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

What if, in your search for pleasure, you do things that cause me displeasure?

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[–] AmaleksHairyAss [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I choose the course that best minimizes collective displeasure and maximizes collective pleasure. Which means if I wouldn't get caught I would have no moral qualm stealing a very rich man's car.

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[–] 5768442? 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

And why are we going off of your internal, personal metric for min maxing pleasure? I would prefer to use my metric.

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[–] 5767436? 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

If this boils down to "seek to enjoy life and the pleasures it can bring" it's difficult to argue that there isn't anyone who isn't already incorporating this in their life, and many of the non-hedonistic aspects of life are due to practical, rather than philosophical reasons.

How is your view fundamentally different?

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[–] AmaleksHairyAss [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I view pleasure as the only rational goal in the long run.

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[–] SarMegahhikkitha 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

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[–] AmaleksHairyAss [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

This is wordy, and I apologize for that. I swear I don't think I'm smarter than you. I really hope for answers that challenge my philosophy.