the doctrine that the basis of moral obligations is to be found in the tendency of right actions to produce happiness.
Origin of eudemonism
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
philosophy an ethical doctrine holding that the value of moral action lies in its capacity to produce happiness
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012