Thursday, March 29, 2012
Definitions for eudemonia
- Happiness; well-being.
- Aristotelianism. Happiness as the result of an active life governed by reason.
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Citations for eudemonia
We all seek eudemonia, but he thinks that it takes a great deal of reflection and education to get a clear enough conception of it really to aim at it in our practice.
They may have believed that we already do value duty, utility, and eudemonia, but it is debatable whether they need to make such descriptive claims.
Origin of eudemonia
From Aristotle, eudemonia comes from the Greek word eudaímōn which meant "a good or benevolent spirit."