The highest good, especially as the ultimate goal according to which values and priorities are established in an ethical system: the human figure—the summum bonum of academic art—predominated
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- Thus he suggested that in our moral thought we were aware of a duty to promote what he called the summum bonum, the highest good, and also of an associated obligation to pursue our moral perfection as individuals.
- The first we shall consider goes by sketching some conception of the good life, the summum bonum (maximum good).
- Nirvana is the summum bonum of Buddhism and goal of the Eightfold Path.
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