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  • n. Alternative form of eudaemonism.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. That system of ethics which defines and enforces moral obligation by its relation to happiness or personal well-being.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The doctrine of happiness, or the system of philosophy which makes human happiness its highest object, declaring that the production of happiness is the sole criterion for the validity of moral maxims; hedonism.

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  • n. an ethical system that evaluates actions by reference to personal well-being through a life based on reason


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  • Moreover, it may be thought that the primary moral principle of love of neighbor as oneself is another reason to doubt (despite appearances) the strategic role of eudemonism in his ethics.

    Aquinas' Moral, Political, and Legal Philosophy

  • Here, then, is in brief Aristotle's ethical theory of eudemonism; and in its main features it has been made the basis of the chief

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 7: Gregory XII-Infallability

  • Having never been happy myself, I am not a disciple of eudemonism; but I see life as struggle and change; and though I do not know what it means, I know thought will not be at rest, that hopes will not cease, and that dreams of liberty will fascinate the minds of future Lincolns and

    Children of the Market Place

  • English moralism lingered in general in a state of capricious wavering between the principle of happiness and the principle of spiritual perfection, between the principle of subjective eudemonism and the principle of objective spiritualism.

    Christian Ethics. Volume I.���History of Ethics.

  • To make my own happiness the end of my moral activity-eudemonism-is irrational and immoral; for, because of the fortuity of the outward conditions of happiness, and of the heterogeneousness of claims upon happiness, the moral would be rendered dependent upon accident and. caprice.

    Christian Ethics. Volume I.���History of Ethics.


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