Won't all people (or at least most people) waste their lives on narcissistic, hedonistic pleasure?
A certain common agreement has been reached concerning the impossibility of regarding pleasure as the sole motive criterion and end of moral action, though different opinions still prevail as to the place occupied by pleasure in the summum bonum, and the possibility of a hedonistic calculus.
He accepted bodily without farther questioning the hedonistic psychology by which the Utilitarians sought to justify their theory while he rejected the theory itself.
Hedonistic theories of conduct have been held from the earliest times, though they have been by no means of the same character.
A criticism of the various hedonistic theories will be found in the article Ethics (ad fin.).