# hedonic calculus

- (in utilitarianism) appraisal of possible alternative choices in terms of the amount of pleasure to be gained and pain to be avoided in each. Also called
**calculus of pleasure**.* * *

**hedonic calculus**,= felicific calculus. (__Cf.__↑felicific calculus)

*Useful english dictionary.
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**hedonic calculus**— (in utilitarianism) appraisal of possible alternative choices in terms of the amount of pleasure to be gained and pain to be avoided in each. Also called calculus of pleasure. * * * … Universalium**hedonic calculus**— See felicific calculus … Philosophy dictionary**calculus of pleasure.**— See hedonic calculus. * * * … Universalium**calculus of pleasure.**— See hedonic calculus … Useful english dictionary**Felicific calculus**— Part of a series on Utilitarianism … Wikipedia**felicific calculus**— noun A quasi mathematical technique proposed by 19th century utilitarian ethical theorists for determining the net amount of happiness, pleasure, or utility resulting from an action, sometimes regarded as a precursor of … Wiktionary**felicific calculus**— felicific calculus, Philosophy. a utilitarian method for calculating the best course of action by determining the preponderance of pleasure over pain in any act or decision; hedonic calculus … Useful english dictionary**List of philosophy topics (D-H)**— DDaDai Zhen Pierre d Ailly Jean Le Rond d Alembert John Damascene Damascius John of Damascus Peter Damian Danish philosophy Dante Alighieri Arthur Danto Arthur C. Danto Arthur Coleman Danto dao Daodejing Daoism Daoist philosophy Charles Darwin… … Wikipedia**Happiness economics**— Economics … Wikipedia**utilitarianism**— /yooh til i tair ee euh niz euhm/, n. the ethical doctrine that virtue is based on utility, and that conduct should be directed toward promoting the greatest happiness of the greatest number of persons. [1820 30; UTILITARIAN + ISM] * * * Ethical… … Universalium