eudemonism

or eu·dae·mon·ism

[ 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.

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Origin of eudemonism

First recorded in 1820–30; eudemon + -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM eudemonism

eu·de·mon·ist, nouneu·de·mon·is·tic, adjectiveeu·de·mon·is·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for eudemonism

eudemonism

eudaemonism

/ (juːˈdiːməˌnɪzəm) /

noun

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

Derived forms of eudemonism

eudemonist or eudaemonist, nouneudemonistic, eudaemonistic, eudemonistical or eudaemonistical, adjectiveeudemonistically or eudaemonistically, adverb
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