eudaimonia


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eudaimonia

(ū″dī-mōn′ē-ă, dĭ) [Gr. eudaimonia, good fortune, happiness]
A sense of fulfillment that arises from achieving one's full potential as a human being.
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The choice of variables in construction of life evaluation, affect and eudaimonia is given below.
If we follow Aristotle's argument that each human being strives for eudaimonia (serene happiness), one could assume that the norms and values held by each individual, if they are consciously reflected and not just adopted, are believed to support a life that is supposed to leads towards eudaimonia.
En esas descripciones en las que Filodemo despliega al maximo su habilidad retorica, se escenifican en forma muy dramatica, por ejemplo, las consecuencias concretas que se siguen de adoptar ciertos cursos de accion, los efectos que ciertos rasgos del caracter de un individuo pueden producir en sus relaciones con los individuos que lo rodean o las repercusiones del hecho de guiarse por maximas equivocadas para alcanzar la eudaimonia.
Huta and Ryan instructed a group of college students to pursue either meaning or happiness over a 10-day period by doing at least one activity each day to increase eudaimonia or hedonia, respectively.
The debate among interpreters of Aristotle concerns his understanding of the role of external goods in eudaimonia.
A traves de este recorrido, pretenderemos mostrar que para Aristoteles los bienes denominados externos poseen valor intrinseco, esto es, que son autenticos bienes y, en consonancia con ello, que la eudaimonia comprende en si misma todos aquellos bienes que tienen valor propio, incluyendo, pues, a los bienes dependientes de la fortuna.
Because they are civic virtues, not just personal attributes, they implicate the social aspect of eudaimonia.
Although eudaimonia here does not yet express the sense of rational excellence that it will have among the philosophers, its etymology carries a spiritual connotation that contrasts directly with the "present goods" of olbos.
Although many philosophers have linked eudaimonia to life satisfaction, tradition in the field of scientific psychology has focused primarily on personal growth and actualization of one's own potential.
Similar to this idea are the concepts/ theories of: (i) self-actualization, described by Maslow; (ii) the individualization theory developed by Jung; and (iii) Antonovsky's theory of existential coherence; all are related to the concept of eudaimonia (20,21).
Phelps clearly espouses an individualist approach to the good life found in the "vitalist" school, which translates eudaimonia to a broader concept of individual "flourishing" and "self-discovery" and attaining the "highest good" while still being an active participant in the modern economy.
Esse contexto parece evidenciar a atualidade e urgencia do pensamento de Aristoteles, uma vez que ele vincula o saber economico a etica e a politica, com a especificacao da vida virtuosa como aquela que deve ser vivida e a eudaimonia como o bem a ser perseguido.