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eudemonism

[yoo-dee-muh-niz-uh m] /yuˈdi məˌnɪz əm/
noun, Ethics.
1.
the doctrine that the basis of moral obligations is to be found in the tendency of right actions to produce happiness.
Also, eudaemonism.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; eudemon + -ism
Related forms
eudemonist, noun
eudemonistic, adjective
eudemonistically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for eudemonism

eudemonism

/juːˈdiːməˌnɪzəm/
noun
1.
(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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