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" The creed which accepts as the foundation of morals, Utility, or the Greatest Happiness Principle, holds that actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness, wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness. "
The Origin and Development of the Moral Ideas - ˹ 5
Edward Westermarck - 1906
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First Philosophy I: Values and Society: Fundamental Problems and Readings in ...

Andrew Bailey - 2004 - 340 ˹
...The creed which accepts as the foundation of morals, Utility, or the Greatest Happiness Principle, holds that actions are right in proportion as they...as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness. By happiness is intended pleasure, and the absence of pain; by unhappiness, pain, and the privation...
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What's Wrong With Liberalism?: A Radical Critique of Liberal Philosophy

Maureen Ramsay - 2004 - 288 ˹
...The creed which accepts as the foundation of morals, utility, or the greatest Happiness Principle, holds that actions are right in proportion as they...as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness. By happiness is intended pleasure, and the absence of pain; by unhappmess, pain and the privation of...
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The Philosophy of Taxation and Public Finance

Robert W. McGee - 2003 - 313 ˹
...The creed which accepts as the foundation of morals "utility" or the "greatest happiness principle" holds that actions are right in proportion as they...happiness; wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness.22 Henry Sidgwick, another English utilitarian, gives a more precise definition: By Utilitarianism...
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Eight Theories of Ethics

Gordon Graham, Henry Luce III Professor of Philosophy and the Arts Gordon Graham - 2004 - 221 ˹
...creed which accepts as the foundation of morals, Utility, or the Greatest Happiness Principle . . . that actions are right in proportion as they tend...as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness. By happiness is intended pleasure, and the absence of pain; by unhappiness, pain, and the privation...
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Crime and Punishment

Fyodor Dostoyevsky - 2004 - 736 ˹
...progressives. The criterion for utility, according to the English philosopher John Stuart Mill (1806-73), was that 'actions are right in proportion as they tend...as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness", the ideal being the greatest happiness for the greatest number of people. In the minds of such Utilitarians...
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Natural Law, Science, and the Social Construction of Reality

Bernie Koenig - 2004 - 341 ˹
...calls the principle of utility the "greatest happiness principle"40 since according to the principle "actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote...as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness." (Mill 347) Happiness is understood in terms of pleasure and the absence of pain. But for Mill, as for...
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Globalization: People, Perspectives, and Progress

William H. Mott - 2004 - 401 ˹
...observed reality, or universal principles but on subjective feeling, relativist morality concluded "that actions are right in proportion as they tend...happiness, wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness."42 Through the lens of modernity, what had seemed universal within premodern perspectives...
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An Introduction to Mill's Utilitarian Ethics

Henry R. West - 2004 - 216 ˹
...for right action as well. In his essay Mill's first formulation of the creed of utilitarianism is: "that actions are right in proportion as they tend...happiness, wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness."10 This initial formulation should not be taken out of context as Mill's definitive statement...
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Individualism and the Social Order: The Social Element in Liberal Thought

Charles Robert McCann, Charles (University of Pittsburgh McCann, USA) - 2004 - 234 ˹
...of man as a social being Mill does of course accept Bentham's maxim that actions are to be viewed as "right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness,...as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness" (Mill 1861, p. 394). The question then centers on the extent to which this utilitarian maxim is adequate...
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An Introduction to the Love of Wisdom: An Essential and Existential Approach ...

James A. Harold - 2004 - 370 ˹
...writes, "The creed which accepts as the foundation of moral Utility, or the Greatest Happiness Principle, holds that actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness, wrong as they tend to promote the reverse of happiness. "" Thus, right and wrong are measured by the good of happiness. This...
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