energism

[ en-er-jiz-uh m ]
/ ˈɛn ərˌdʒɪz əm /

noun Ethics.

the theory that self-realization is the highest good.

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Origin of energism

From the German word Energismus, dating back to 1890–95. See energy, -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM energism

en·er·gist, noun, adjectiveen·er·gis·tic, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for energism

  • Realism is not identical with materialism, and may even be definitely connected with the very opposite, dynamism or energism.

    The Wonders of Life|Ernst Haeckel
  • However, he is wrong when he supposes that his energism is an entirely new system.

    The Wonders of Life|Ernst Haeckel
  • The first is scientific materialism, or, as some of its advocates prefer to call it, energism.

    History of Modern Philosophy|Alfred William Benn