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eu·dae·mon·ismalso eu·dai·mon·ism or eu·de·mon·ism (yo͞o-dē′mə-nĭz′əm)
A system of ethics that evaluates actions in terms of their capacity to produce happiness.
eu·dae′mon·is′tic, eu·dae′mon·is′ti·cal adj.
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(Philosophy) philosophy an ethical doctrine holding that the value of moral action lies in its capacity to produce happiness
euˈdemonist, euˈdaemonist n
euˌdemonˈistic, euˌdaemonˈistic, euˌdemonˈistical, euˌdaemonˈistical adj
euˌdemonˈistically, euˌdaemonˈistically adv
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or eu•dae•mon•ism(yuˈdi məˌnɪz əm)
the doctrine in ethics that the basis of moral obligations is found in the tendency of right actions to produce happiness.
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Ethics. a moral system based upon the performance of right actions to achieve happiness. — eudemonist, eudaemonist, n.See also: Happiness
the ethical doctrine that the basis of morality lies in the tendency of right actions to produce happiness, especially in a life governed by reason rather than pleasure. — eudemonist, eudaemonist, n.See also: Ethics
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