summum bonum


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sum·mum bo·num

 (so͝om′əm bō′nəm)
n.
The greatest or supreme good.

[Latin : summum, neuter of summus, highest + bonum, good.]
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summum bonum

(ˈsʊmʊm ˈbɒnʊm)
n
(Philosophy) the principle of goodness in which all moral values are included or from which they are derived; highest or supreme good
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sum•mum bo•num

(ˈsʊm ʊm ˈboʊ nʊm; Eng. ˈsʌm əm ˈboʊ nəm)
n.
Latin.
the highest or chief good.
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summum bonum

A Latin phrase meaning the greatest good.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.summum bonum - the supreme good in which all moral values are included or from which they are derived
good, goodness - moral excellence or admirableness; "there is much good to be found in people"
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Don Quixote then asked him how many children he had, and observed that one of the things wherein the ancient philosophers, who were without the true knowledge of God, placed the summum bonum was in the gifts of nature, in those of fortune, in having many friends, and many and good children.
Then read no more; thou hast attain'd that end: A greater subject fitteth Faustus' wit: Bid Economy farewell, and Galen come: Be a physician, Faustus; heap up gold, And be eterniz'd for some wondrous cure: Summum bonum medicinoe sanitas, The end of physic is our body's health.
Plato reasoned to a summum bonum responsible for the order in nature and worthy of veneration, Aristotle to a self-thinking intellect, to a first efficient cause, and to an ultimate final cause.
With Bangladesh, the summum bonum of the relationship is Modi doing no more than signing an agreement earlier negotiated by previous governments, on the demarcation of the land boundary, including the hotly contested Teen Bigha enclaves.
The summum bonum of your 10 points is two million pending cases, some 20 to 30 years old, inefficient prosecution, outdated court procedures, corruption, a plethora of suo motu actions, and tardy decisions including the posthumous acquittal of two innocent brothers accused of murder.
It is unclear why am I thought to hold this view since what I have said about the nature of the summum bonum in Buddhism and Aristotle does not support this interpretation.
Beiner longs for an "epic" mode of philosophizing that would try to discover the true purpose of human life (the "summum bonum"), but in the end he admits that we are not likely to see it, and concedes that the attempt has dangers of fanaticism and totalitarianism.
For both posthumanists and transhumanists, the summum bonum is a "post'--human state, but the two sides do not agree on what this means.
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It is unclear why paramartha in Sanskrit should be translated into Latin as Summum Bonum, rather than English 'Highest Good'.