Slang Hedonism

The word hedonism is of Greek origin, formed by hedone that means “pleasure” and the suffix – ism that expresses “doctrine.” Therefore, hedonism is a philosophical doctrine that places pleasure as the supreme good of human life. The philosopher Aristipo de Cirene, father of hedonism and disciple of Socrates, made a distinction between the two sides of the human soul. On the one hand, there was a gentle movement of the soul, which would be what is…

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Slang Hegemony

Hegemony refers to the supreme direction, the preeminence or the predominance of one thing over another. More usually it is used in a political sense to designate the supremacy of one State over another or others. The word comes from the Greek ἡγεμονία (hegemony), which means ‘direction’, ‘leadership’. In this sense, the supremacy of one people over others, or, in other words, the superiority that a country has over others, will turn this nation into a hegemonic state. The hegemony implies a position…

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Slang Hellenism

The term Hellenism designates the era of classical antiquity or Ancient Age in which, after the expeditions and conquests of Alexander the Great and his early death, the dissolution of the Greek polis took place, while a process of diffusion and appropriation began of the Hellenic culture. This period covers from the last third of the fourth century BC until the fall of Egypt in 30 BC and the consolidation of imperial…

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