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Summum bonum

“Summum bonum” is a Latin term that means “the highest good” or “the supreme good.” It refers to the ultimate goal or highest aim that individuals strive for in their pursuit of a fulfilling and morally righteous life. Throughout history, various philosophers such as Aristotle, Plato, and Kant have discussed the concept of summum bonum. Different philosophical traditions have proposed different ideas about what constitutes the summum bonum. These ideas range from virtues and happiness to moral duty and the fulfillment of divine will.

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