Eudaemonism
Eudemonism Eu*de"mon*ism, Eudaemonism Eu*d[ae]"mon*ism, n. [Gr. ? a thinking happy, fr, ? blessed with a good genius, happy; e'y^ well, good + ? one's demon of genius. See {Demon}.] That system of ethics which defines and enforces moral obligation by its relation to happiness or personal well-being.

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  • eudaemonism — [yo͞o dē′mən iz΄əm] n. 〚Gr eudaimonismos, a calling happy < eudaimonizein, to call happy < eudaimōn: see EUDAEMONIA〛 the ethical doctrine that personal happiness is the chief good and the proper aim of action, esp. such happiness conceived of in… …   Universalium

  • eudaemonism — [yo͞o dē′mən iz΄əm] n. [Gr eudaimonismos, a calling happy < eudaimonizein, to call happy < eudaimōn: see EUDAEMONIA] the ethical doctrine that personal happiness is the chief good and the proper aim of action, esp. such happiness conceived… …   English World dictionary

  • eudaemonism — or eudaimonism noun Etymology: Greek eudaimonia happiness, from eudaimōn having a good attendant spirit, happy, from eu + daimōn spirit more at demon Date: 1827 a theory that the highest ethical goal is happiness and personal well being •… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • eudaemonism — noun A philosophical notion, or system of ethics, which measures happiness in relation to morality. See Also: eudaemon, eudaemonia, eudaemonic …   Wiktionary

  • eudaemonism — ethical belief that happiness equals morality Philosophical Isms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • eudaemonism — [ju: di:mənɪz(ə)m] (also eudemonism) noun a system of ethics that bases moral value on the likelihood of actions producing happiness. Derivatives eudaemonist noun eudaemonistic adjective Origin C19: from Gk eudaimonismos system of happiness ,… …   English new terms dictionary

  • eudaemonism — n.; (also eudemonism) Hedonism, utilitarianism, hedonistic or utilitarian philosophy, Epicureanism, Benthamism …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • eudaemonism — eu·dae·mon·ism …   English syllables

  • eudaemonism — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Eudaimonism — Eudaemonism is a philosophy that defines right action as that which leads to well being , thus holding well being as having essential value. The concept originates in Aristotle s Nicomachean Ethics . In Aristotle, eudaemonism means that all… …   Wikipedia

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