eudaemonism

noun
eu·dae·mo·nism | \yü-ˈdē-mə-ˌni-zəm \
variants: or eudaimonism \yü-ˈdī-mə-ˌni-zəm \

Definition of eudaemonism 

: a theory that the highest ethical goal is happiness and personal well-being

Other Words from eudaemonism

eudaemonist \yü-ˈdē-mə-nist \ noun
eudaemonistic \yü-ˌdē-mə-ˈni-stik \ adjective

First Known Use of eudaemonism

1827, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for eudaemonism

Greek eudaimonia happiness, from eudaimōn having a good attendant spirit, happy, from eu- + daimōn spirit — more at demon

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