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Eudaemonism

[yoo-DEE-mə-niz-əm]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Greek, early 19th century

1.

A system of ethics that bases moral value on the likelihood of actions producing happiness.

Examples of Eudaemonism in a sentence

"Janick practiced eudaemonism by planning a pleasant and educational event for each weekend."

"The teacher encouraged students to explore eudaemonism by doing at least three pleasurable things every day."

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About Eudaemonism

“Eudaemonism” entered English in the 19th century from the Greek “εὐδαιμονία,” meaning happiness, with the suffix “-ism” to indicate a system of belief or practice.

Did you Know?

“Eudaemonism” is based on the Greek term “eudaemonia,” introduced by Aristotle. Aristotle’s “eudaemonia” described the positive condition of doing and living well. It was not, in fact, a synonym for happiness, but rather it described a greater state of positive existence, which combined wisdom, contemplation, virtue, and other beneficial attributes for personal success.

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