eudemonics


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eudemonics

(ˌjuːdɪˈmɒnɪks) or

eudaemonics

n (functioning as singular)
1. (Philosophy) the art or theory of happiness
2. (Philosophy) another word for eudemonism
ˌeudeˈmonic, ˌeudaeˈmonic adj

eudemonics, eudaemonics

1. an art or means of acquiring happiness; eudemonism.
2. the theory of happiness. — eudemonia, n.eudemonic, eudemonical, adj.
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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We have always recognized ways of achieving happiness, and those ways are written in the old Eudemonics texts, but in fact, scientific data shows that the path to happiness varies according to the individual.