Epicureanism could be considered a form of ancient hedonism. Jeremy Bentham endorsed hedonism in his book: An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation (1789). Other major contributors to debate about hedonism include Plato, Aristotle, John Stuart Mill, Moore, Sidgwick, Ross, and Broad. 
Bentham and his pupil Mill, defended the ethical theory of Utilitarianism (see essay Utilitarianism, 1861 and On Liberty, 1859.).
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