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eudemonism

or eu·dae·mon·ism

[yoo-dee-muh-niz-uh m]
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noun Ethics.
  1. the doctrine that the basis of moral obligations is to be found in the tendency of right actions to produce happiness.
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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
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  • Eudemonistic are the teachings of Godwin, Stirner, and Tucker.

    Anarchism

    Paul Eltzbacher


British Dictionary definitions for eudemonistic

eudemonism

eudaemonism

noun
  1. philosophy an ethical doctrine holding that the value of moral action lies in its capacity to produce happiness
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Derived Formseudemonist or eudaemonist, nouneudemonistic, eudaemonistic, eudemonistical or eudaemonistical, adjectiveeudemonistically or eudaemonistically, adverb
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