Please summary this and add your own option Remember this is argumentative essay. Dont forget to add a conclusion.:::: Hedonist aren’t oppose t the truth they are merely indifferent to the truth. the key different between the rational principle that should gain truth and avoid error and the hedonist principle that you should believe whatever makes you happy has to do with what the value of truth is suppose to be. WHis the value of truth or the value of attaining it? there are two possibilities 1)The value of truth is intrinsic. The truth is valuable in itself for it own sake regardless of whether knowing it produces happiness or any other valuable thing. 2 the value of the truth is instrumental. truth is valubale insofar as knowing it allows us to survice achieve our goals and makes us happy . that is the truth is no more than a useful tool to help us get what has intrinsic value . The Socrates joke treat truth as instrumentally valuable only. Socrates was not harmed in any way by his false belief in his wife fidelity. the truth doesnt really matter so ling as there is no downside to false belief and believing makes you happy thers no point in caring about the truth that lead to unhappiness in fact in those cases it better to believe in a nice soothing lie.
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