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What Is Utilitarianism?

Jeremy Bentham was one of the founders of Utilitarianism. Utilitarianism is the basic
principle that the rightness or wrongness of an action is determined by its utility or
usefulness.

Utilitarianism comes in different forms as coming philosophers have developed the theory.

Jeremy Bentham

Bentham was one of…

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If Act Is Good Lots Of Happiness Then... The Act Is Good

If Act Is Good No Happiness Then... The Act Is Bad

If Act Is Bad Lots Of Happiness Then... The Act Is Good

If Act Is Bad No Happiness Then... The Act Is Bad

John Stuart Mill

`It…

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Modern day ethicist Peter Singer devised another form of utilitarianism, called preference
utilitarianism or best consequence utilitarianism,

Singers' form of utilitarianism states that our ethical decisions should benefit the best
interests of those affected rather than create the most pleasure.

What matters the most in preference utilitarianism is the satisfaction…

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