Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Any theory of ethics which makes the summum bonum to consist, not in the excitement of particular feelings, but in a particular state of mind considered as an activity.

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Examples

  • The memorable lines on spring in the second book are cast into the form of old poetry, but the basis of them is Epicurean energism, as in Lucretius 'prooemium.

    Vergil

  • We need neither to cast aside the mechanical view of the world nor to accept energism; neither of them is required.

    Criminal Psychology: a manual for judges, practitioners, and students

  • He is endeavouring to find a foundation for a religious energism that will avoid the dangers which beset Luther's principle

    Spiritual Reformers in the 16th & 17th Centuries

  • Turtles Are Surprisingly Fast Swimmers sees Satoshi loosely turn his sights toward the spy genre in a premise far removed from that of his first feature, but one which retains the kind of skewed psychological underpinnings and energism that made the former so enjoyable.

    DVD Times

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