[ UK /jˌuːtɪlɪtˈeəɹiənˌɪzəm/ ]
- doctrine that the useful is the good; especially as elaborated by Jeremy Bentham and James Mill; the aim was said to be the greatest happiness for the greatest number
How To Use utilitarianism In A Sentence
- So utilitarianism, despite its traditional ties to welfare hedonism, is compatible with any of the four accounts of utility.
- For in constricting the notion of "value" to mean solely a given thing or notion's ability to accommodate an end forever deferred to a hypostatized future, utilitarianism's strictly instrumental concept of rationality treats a given thing as something pure and absolute, to be sure — albeit only as "absolute for an other. The Melancholic Gift: Freedom in Nineteenth-Century Philosophy and Fiction
- After all, moral theories such as Kantianism, utilitarianism, and common-sense morality require that an agent give weight to the interests of others.
- The primary flaw in libertarianism is that it is rooted in an ethic of utilitarianism rather than virtue ethics.
- Which form of utilitarianism is particularly relevant to the Chinese context?
- And once happiness is itself moralized, the credentials of utilitarianism as an overall theory of ethics are compromised.
- The circle has come right back around to the most vile kind of profiteering utilitarianism. THE DISPOSSESSED
- Mill famously advanced a nuanced utilitarianism, in which the principle of greatest happiness included the caveat that there were qualitatively distinct kinds of happiness.
- Controversially, he holds that the universalizability principle is merely formal and lacks content, being consistent with both egoism and utilitarianism, and that temporal neutrality translates into a form of prudence. Henry Sidgwick
- A word containing many syllables is a polysyllable or polysyllabic word, such as selectivity and utilitarianism.