Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] A system of ethics that bases moral value on the likelihood of actions producing happiness.
- ‘He states, ‘Whereas Marxism called for the power of capital to be destroyed, eudemonism [the politics of happiness] calls for it to be ignored.’’
- ‘The system there exposed is a system of Eudaemonism, not of Deontology.’
- ‘Aristotelian Ethics make a system of Eudaemonism, but stop short of Deontology.’
- ‘He suggests ‘eudemonism’: a political philosophy that proposes a society in which people can pursue the activities that truly improve their individual and collective wellbeing.’
Early 19th century: from Greek eudaimonismos system of happiness, from eudaimōn happy, from eu well + daimōn guardian spirit.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.