Hence, early empiricism makes ethics simply a calculus of pleasures ("hedonism").
I want to entertain him as far as I can, with all the pleasures of life here.
During the winter of 1612 he completed his preparations for the world by lessons in horsemanship and fencing; and then started as his own master to taste the pleasures of Parisian life.
In ethics empiricism begins by recognizing that man possesses sensations, and so is liable to pleasures and pains.
What the modern empiricist needs is a rational bond uniting the individual with the community or with the aggregate of individuals - a rational principle distinguishing high pleasures from low, sanctioning benevolence, and giving authority to moral generalizations drawn from conditions that are past and done with.