What is eudaemonism?

Eudaemonism (Greek eudemonia, happy) is a branch of moral philosophy that promotes happiness as the supreme goal of the human existence.

It differs from hedonism, which designs the happiness as the only immediate pleasure.

Eudaemonism  encompasses Epicureanism, which sees the intellectual pleasure the highest happiness. Eudaemonism opposed to the moral rigorism of Kant, for example, that the true moral good is not to be happy, but deserve the happiness.

Cite this article as: Tim, "Eudaemonism, December 14, 2011, " in Philosophy & Philosophers, December 14, 2011,

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