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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Definitions for eudemonia

  1. Happiness; well-being.
  2. 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. Robert Campbell Roberts, Intellectual Virtues
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. Jesse J. Prinz, The Emotional Construction of Morals
Origin of eudemonia
From Aristotle, eudemonia comes from the Greek word eudaímōn which meant "a good or benevolent spirit."
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