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  • adjective Of or pertaining to eudaemonism


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  • Her ethics can be most briefly summed-up in the term eudaemonistic individualism.

    SOLO - Sense of Life Objectivists

  • If this theory of value is combined with other elements of classic utilitarianism, the resulting theory can be called perfectionist consequentialism or, in deference to its Aristotelian roots, eudaemonistic consequentialism.


  • On the eudaemonistic hypothesis, however, the question must be answered in the affirmative; and I have shown, in the second volume of my chief work (ch. 49), that this hypothesis is based upon a fundamental mistake.

    The Wisdom of Life

  • From the eudaemonistic standpoint, this is a very proper arrangement; as fame and youth are too much for a mortal at one and the same time.

    The Wisdom of Life

  • The history of ideas shows clearly that the eudaemonistic, Socratic asceticism, which is pedagog - ically motivated and has its background in the peda - gogical debate of the fifth and fourth centuries, belongs to Cynic philosophy from its beginning.


  • The eudaemonistic motivation of the moral struggle, the endurance, the absence of effort and strain in this struggle, in which, on the contrary, he engages with ease and joy, are all typical Cynic traits.


  • The opponent of the eudaemonistic account of morality nearly always identifies it with a selfish pursuit, by each individual, of his own personal happiness.

    Problems of Conduct

  • It is of extreme importance, from a eudaemonistic standpoint, to cherish that ideal.

    Problems of Conduct

  • Spencer's system is eudaemonistic and, therefore, subject to the defects already noted.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 1: Aachen-Assize

  • For it has been worn threadbare; and either alternative is equally consistent with a transcendental or with an eudaemonistic system of ethics, with a greatest happiness principle or with Kant’s law of duty.



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