Eudemonism
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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  • eudemonism — EUDEMONÍSM s.n. Concepţie etică şi principiu care pune la baza moralei năzuinţa spre fericire. [pr.: e u ] – Din fr. eudémonisme. Trimis de laurap, 03.04.2003. Sursa: DEX 98  eudemonísm s. n. (sil. e u ) Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa:… …   Dicționar Român

  • eudemonism — eudemonist, n. eudemonistic, adj. eudemonistically, adv. /yooh dee meuh niz euhm/, n. Ethics. the doctrine that the basis of moral obligations is to be found in the tendency of right actions to produce happiness. Also, eudaemonism. [1820 30;… …   Universalium

  • eudemonism — n. See eudaemonism …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • eudemonism — eu·de·mon·ism …   English syllables

  • eudemonism — eu•de•mon•ism or eu•dae•mon•ism [[t]yuˈdi məˌnɪz əm[/t]] n. pho the doctrine in ethics that the basis of moral obligations is found in the tendency of right actions to produce happiness • Etymology: 1820–30 eu•de′mon•ist, n. eu•de mon•is′tic, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • eudemonism — /juˈdimənɪzəm/ (say yooh deemuhnizuhm) noun the system of ethics which holds that the basis of moral obligations lies in their relation to the production of happiness. Also, eudaemonism. {eudemon(ia) + ism} –eudemonist, noun –eudemonistic… …   Australian English dictionary

  • eudemonism — s ( en) FIL lyckan som det högsta goda …   Clue 9 Svensk Ordbok

  • eudemonism — n. (also eudaemonism) a system of ethics that bases moral obligation on the likelihood of actions producing happiness. Derivatives: eudemonist n. eudemonistic adj. Etymology: Gk eudaimonismos system of happiness f. eudaimon happy (as EU , daimon… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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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