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Friday, December 18, 2015

eudemonic: Word of the Day
Dec. 18, 2015

eudemonic Audio Pronunciation
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1. pertaining or conducive to happiness.
2. pertaining to eudemonics or eudemonism.
Philosophers have long held that we can distinguish between eudemonic experience, or a striving towards meaning and purpose that underlies human beings' capacity to engage in complex social and cultural behavior, in contrast to the striving for more heonic or simply pleasurable experience.
-- Michael Friedman, "Would a Year of Voluntary Public Service Bring Out America's Best?" Huffington Post, March 11, 2015
Eudemonic stems from the Greek word eudaímōn meaning "fortunate, happy." It entered English in the early 1800s.
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