eudemon

NOUN
  1. a benevolent spirit
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  • He called it "eudemonia," that living a flourishing life. CNN Transcript Oct 7, 2005
  • He had, after all, made the world a slightly better place as a result, and eudemonism was the creed to live by. SOMEWHERE EAST OF LIFE
  • He states, ‘Whereas Marxism called for the power of capital to be destroyed, eudemonism [the politics of happiness] calls for it to be ignored.’
  • To make my own happiness the end of my moral activity-eudemonism-is irrational and immoral; for, because of the fortuity of the outward conditions of happiness, and of the heterogeneousness of claims upon happiness, the moral would be rendered dependent upon accident and. caprice. Christian Ethics. Volume I.���History of Ethics.
  • It is an index of how people respond to a questionnaire about how they feel about themselves: either about their mood ("hedonic happiness") or about how well they are facing life's challenges ("eudemonic happiness"). Philip Reynolds: The Biblical Definitions Of The Pursuit Of Happiness
  • Having never been happy myself, I am not a disciple of eudemonism; but I see life as struggle and change; and though I do not know what it means, I know thought will not be at rest, that hopes will not cease, and that dreams of liberty will fascinate the minds of future Lincolns and Children of the Market Place
  • He suggests ‘eudemonism’: a political philosophy that proposes a society in which people can pursue the activities that truly improve their individual and collective wellbeing.
  • Gargantua, being come, considered the countenance of the monk, and in what posture he hanged; wherefore he said to Eudemon, You were mistaken in comparing him to Absalom; for Absalom hung by his hair, but this shaveling monk hangeth by the ears. Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel
  • It is an index of how people respond to a questionnaire about how they feel about themselves: either about their mood ( "hedonic happiness") or about how well they are facing life's challenges ( "eudemonic happiness"). Philip Reynolds: The Biblical Definitions Of The Pursuit Of Happiness
  • I can remember that, four years ago, some western media affiliated to the domineering and eudemonic system and the capitalist system that lacks culture. CNN Transcript Jun 14, 2009
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