Louis Birla

Eudaimonia

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Mon, 10 April 2023

Eudaimonia, traditionally used to mean happiness or sometimes flourishing, is to me the quality of a “good life.” A life can be more or less eudaimonic, and a person should aspire to this end.

Three aspects measure eudaimonia: :consonance, :independence, and :compassion. A certain action is (eudaimonically) beneficial if the sum of the effects in increasing consonance, independence, and compassion is positive, detrimental if negative, and neutral if there either is no change or the change is not significant.

I will write more about this in the future.

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