The Theory of Utilitarianism

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  • Created on: 28-12-12 15:05
  • Devised by Jeremy Bentham
  • 'The Principles of Morals and Legislation

Motivation of Human Beings

  • Human beings motivated by pleasure and pain
  • Humans persued pleasure and sought to avoid pain
  • Pleasure is sole good, pain is sole evil

Principle of Utility

  • Rightness or wrongness of action is determined by utility
  • Refers to amount of pleasure created by action


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