Eudemonics
Eudemonics Eu`de*mon"ics, Eudaemonics Eu`d[ae]*mon"ics, n. [Gr. ? conducive to happiness. See {Eudemonism}.] That part of moral philosophy which treats of happiness; the science of happiness; -- contrasted with {aretaics}. --J. Grote.

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  • eudemonics — /yooh di mon iks/, n. (usually used with a sing. v.) 1. the theory or art of happiness. 2. the practice of eudemonism. Also, eudaemonics. [1825 35; see EUDEMONIC, ICS] * * * …   Universalium

  • eudemonics — The study or the science of happiness …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • eudemonics — /judəˈmɒnɪks/ (say yoohduh moniks) noun 1. the science of happiness. 2. → eudemonism. Also, eudaemonics …   Australian English dictionary

  • eudemonics — /yooh di mon iks/, n. (usually used with a sing. v.) 1. the theory or art of happiness. 2. the practice of eudemonism. Also, eudaemonics. [1825 35; see EUDEMONIC, ICS] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Eudaemonics — Eudemonics Eu de*mon ics, Eudaemonics Eu d[ae]*mon ics, n. [Gr. ? conducive to happiness. See {Eudemonism}.] That part of moral philosophy which treats of happiness; the science of happiness; contrasted with {aretaics}. J. Grote …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Aretaics — Ar e*ta ics, n. [Gr. ? virtue.] The ethical theory which excludes all relations between virtue and happiness; the science of virtue; contrasted with eudemonics. J. Grote. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • eudemonic — /yooh di mon ik/, adj. 1. pertaining or conducive to happiness. 2. pertaining to eudemonics or eudemonism. Also, eudaemonic. [1825 35; < Gk eudaimonikós. See EUDEMON, IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • hedonism — n 1. epicureanism, epicurism, sybaritism; Benthamism, utilitarianism, eudemonics, Ethics. eudemonism. 2. pleasure seeking, pursuit of pleasure, la dolce vita; wild or riotous or free living, Inf. high living, Sl. partying, Sl. swinging;… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • eudemonic — /judəˈmɒnɪk/ (say yoohduh monik) adjective 1. relating or conducive to happiness. 2. relating to eudemonics. Also, eudaemonic …   Australian English dictionary

  • eudemon —   n. good spirit.    ♦ eudemonic, a. causing happiness; pertaining to eudemonism.    ♦ eudemonics, n. conduct based on eudemonism; art of being happy.    ♦ eudemonism, n. philosophical theory that happiness is ultimate moral good and criterion …   Dictionary of difficult words

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