Bentham's Act Utilitarianism

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Bentham was a hedonist, he seeked pleasure and avoided pain. His version of utilitarianism is teleological and is driven by the principle of utility - the greatest good for the greatest amount of people. 

An action's usefulness is summed up and is measured to see how much pleasure and pain it generates, it's measured through the hedonic calculus. This measuring tools measures six things which are: intensity, duration, remoteness, certainty, extent and…

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