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Explain the moral philosophy of Eudaimonism with examples.

Topic: Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.

6. Explain the moral philosophy of Eudaimonism with examples. (150 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate.

Reference: newworldencyclopedia.org

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4 and part of ‘Philosophical Mondays’ in Mission-2022 Secure.

Key Demand of the question:

Detailed description of the concept of Eudaimonism, its proponents, few examples and its applicability.

Directive word: 

Explain – Clarify the topic by giving a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the context. You must be defining key terms wherever appropriate and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Start by defining Eudaimonism

Body:

Detailed description of the association of the concept with Virtue ethics, Egoism and ethical Individualism. Contrast this concept to hedonism and give examples such as Volunteering for community action etc, which gives personal satisfaction as well as fulfils man’s potential. Explain with examples.

Conclusion:

Give criticism of Eudaimonism by Kant for a balanced view on the topic.