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or eudaemonism

[yoo-dee-muh-niz-uh m] /yuˈdi məˌnɪz əm/
noun, Ethics.
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 forms
eudemonist, noun
eudemonistic, adjective
eudemonistically, adverb Unabridged
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  • eudemonistic are the teachings of Godwin, Stirner, and Tucker.

    Anarchism Paul Eltzbacher
British Dictionary definitions for eudemonistic


(philosophy) an ethical doctrine holding that the value of moral action lies in its capacity to produce happiness
Derived Forms
eudemonist, eudaemonist, noun
eudemonistic, eudaemonistic, eudemonistical, eudaemonistical, adjective
eudemonistically, eudaemonistically, adverb
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