Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Utilitarianism: is a doctrine of ethics which takes the assumed greatest benefit for the greatest number of affected people as the moral aim. See also hedonism, good/the good, preference-utilitarianism, rule-utilitarianism, ethics, morality, deontology, consequentialism, benefit.

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P. Singer I 10
Utilitarianism/Bentham/P. Singer: Bentham thesis: "Everyone counts as one and nobody counts as more than one".


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Benth I
J. Bentham
An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation Mineola, NY 2007


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-10-20