Either horn we choose will conduce to the same: eudaemonism
is another self-regarding theory of the good, and should be avoided for the same reasons we use to avoid the egoist view.
com defines eudaemonism
simply as "a theory that the highest ethical goal is happiness and personal well-being.
These argue the insufficiency of what Derrida calls the hedonism or eudaemonism
of "Freud's psychoanalysis of the work of art [.
5) For a compelling assessment of Kant's criticisms of eudaimonism, see Terence Irwin, "Kant's Criticisms of Eudaemonism
," in Engstrom and Whiting, Aristotle, Kant, and the Stoics.
4) If this role is significant, is the drive of spirit toward absolute knowledge a form of eudaemonism
, that is, does the Phenomenology present a philosophical process which has a telos of happiness?
The Life of Reason is a survey of human institutions--of which art is one--from the point of view of this eudaemonism
He sketches an anthropology of superstition (the Oracles), a eudaemonism
(Du Bonheur), and a utopia (Sur la Republique).
Second, the post-1989 strategy of eudaemonism
- that is, making people happy by providing them with material benefits - has partially worked in Beijing.