Is hedonism a viable philosophy?

Onfray’s neo-hedonism derives from his admiration for the so-called ‘libertine’ thinkers of the seventeenth and eighteenth-centuries who, rejecting the perfectible nature of mankind extolled by Christianity, regarded our mortal existence as an essentially physical experience which, far from having to be denied or controlled by strict moral codes, should, on the contrary, be enjoyed and enriched to the full … while it lasts! Precursors of the materialist and sensualist thinkers of the Enlightenment, these vilified moral pioneers had the courage ...