eudaemonism

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From Ancient Greek εὐδαίμων ‎(eudaímōn, having a good genius, happy, fortunate), from εὖ ‎(, well) + δαίμων ‎(daímōn, a genius, spirit)

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eudaemonism ‎(countable and uncountable, plural eudaemonisms)

  1. A philosophical notion, or system of ethics, which measures happiness in relation to morality. (Not to be confused with utilitarianism, which similarly emphasizes happiness but conceives of it differently.)

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