hedon

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hedon (plural hedons)

  1. (economics) A unit of pleasure used to theoretically weigh people's happiness.
    • 1986, Rosemarie Tong, Ethics in policy analysis, ISBN 9780132909174:
      Supposedly, utilitarians are able to add and subtract hedons (units of pleasure) and dolors (units of pain) without any signs of cognitive or affective distress []

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