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or eu·dae·mon·ism

[yoo-dee-muh-niz-uh m]
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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British Dictionary definitions for eudemonism



  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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