energism

noun
en·​er·​gism | \ ˈenə(r)ˌjizəm \
plural -s

Definition of energism

1 : a doctrine that certain phenomena (such as mental states) are explicable in terms of energy
2 : an ethical theory that the supreme good consists in the efficient exercise of normal human faculties rather than in happiness or pleasure : self-realizationism

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History and Etymology for energism

German energismus, from energie energy (from Late Latin energia) + -ismus -ism

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“Energism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/energism. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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