eudaimonism


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eu·dae·mon·ism

also eu·dai·mon·ism or eu·de·mon·ism  (yo͞o-dē′mə-nĭz′əm)
n.
A system of ethics that evaluates actions in terms of their capacity to produce happiness.

eu·dae′mo·nist n.
eu·dae′mon·is′tic, eu·dae′mon·is′ti·cal adj.

eudaimonism

(juːˈdiːməˌnɪzəm; juːˈdaɪməˌnɪzəm)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) another name for eudemonism
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The third claim, welfare eudaimonism, maintains that well-being is teleological, consisting in the fulfillment of our natures.
He termed this "eucatastrophe" or "the good catastrophe, the sudden joyous 'turn"' wherein he claims that at a religious level there may occur "a far off gleam or echo of evangehun in the real world," by which he seems to mean that comedy echoes the deeper eudaimonism underpinning the created order.
10) "The law of punishment is a categorical imperative, and woe to him who crawls through the windings of eudaimonism in order to discover something that releases the criminal from punishment or even reduces its amount by the advantage it promises," Kant, The Metaphysics of Morals, 105.
And where it works artistically, and is not simply a matter of convention, it seems to be related to eudaimonism, the moral philosophy positing that happiness has a solid ethical base, or some exposition of the good life, which is a major factor in the successful achievement of eucatastrophe.
This fine book seeks to draw on eudaimonism to address questions about the nature of reasons and values and thus begins a welcome foray into metaethics.
These other forms of eudaimonism do not focus on the individual and its idiosyncrasies at all.
The collection is divided into four sections, the first on life as the basic value and criterion of ethics, the second on Objectivism in relation to the analytic tradition and eudaimonism, the third on Rand's relation to Nietzsche and the issue of sacrifice, and finally on the work of Tara Smith, whose Ayn Rand's Normative Ethics is a committed clarification of Rand's ideas.
The topics this year include force and compulsion in Aristotle's ethics; consciousness and introspection in Plotinus and Augustine; and goat-stags, philosopher-kings, and eudaimonism in the Republic.
Ancient eudaimonism overestimates the amount of order and structure in most people's schemes and goals.
The principle of punishment is a categorical imperative, and woe unto him who crawls through the windings of eudaimonism in order to discover something that releases the criminal from punishment or even reduces its amount by the advantage it promises.
MASAYA HONDA, "Plato's Eudaimonism in Middle Period Dialogues: A Metaethical Approach.
Furthermore, eudaimonism also fails to acknowledge that perhaps I ought to promote your welfare for its own sake, contrary to my living well.