eudemonism


eudemonism

eudemonism or eu·dae·mon·ism [yoo-dee-muh-niz-uh m] Word Origin noun Ethics.

  1. the doctrine that the basis of moral obligations is to be found in the tendency of right actions to produce happiness.

Origin of eudemonism First recorded in 1820–30; eudemon + -ism Related formseu·de·mon·ist, nouneu·de·mon·is·tic, adjectiveeu·de·mon·is·ti·cal·ly, adverb British Dictionary definitions for eudemonism eudemonism eudaemonism noun

  1. philosophy an ethical doctrine holding that the value of moral action lies in its capacity to produce happiness

Derived Formseudemonist or eudaemonist, nouneudemonistic, eudaemonistic, eudemonistical or eudaemonistical, adjectiveeudemonistically or eudaemonistically, adverb

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