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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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On Humanism

Richard J. Norman, Professor of Moral Philosophy Richard Norman - 2004 - 170 ˹
...'utilitarianism'. In its classic formulation by the nineteenth-century philosopher John Stuart Mill, it is the view that 'actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness, wrong as they tend to promote the reverse of happiness'.6 The happiness in question is not just one's own happiness but that...
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Stolen Water: Saving the Everglades from Its Friends, Foes, and Florida

William Hodding Carter - 2004 - 274 ˹
...answer is John Stuart Mill. [Mill's principle of utility was: "Actions are right in propor231 tion as they tend to promote happiness; wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness."] Because I'm very much a pragmatist. I don't see the world as a series of yellow or green and red lights....
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The Governance of Close Corporations and Partnerships: US and European ...

Joseph McCahery, Theo Raaijmakers, Erik M. Vermeulen - 2004 - 458 ˹
...accept sas the foundation of mora 1s, Utility, or the Greatest Happiness Principle, holds that ai. tums are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness, wrong as they tend to product the reverse of happiness. By happiness is intended pleasure, and the absence ot paim by unhappmess,...
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Cities of Words: Pedagogical Letters on a Register of the Moral Life

Stanley Cavell - 2005 - 458 ˹
...1863): 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 and wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness. By happiness is intended pleasure and the...
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Moral Problems in Medicine: A Practical Coursebook

Michael Palmer - 2005 - 192 ˹
...Principle5 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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Everyday Philosophy: Practical Applications

Gene Bammel - 2005 - 436 ˹
..."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." Coming back to our initial moral problem: in terms of getting out of the cave, would it be virtuous...
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Bioethics Beyond the Headlines: Who Lives? who Dies? who Decides?

Albert R. Jonsen - 2005 - 209 ˹
...from its utility, the end to which it was directed. The utilitarian thesis, expounded by Mill, was that "actions are right in proportion as they tend...wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness The standard is not the agent's own greatest happiness, but the greatest amount of happiness altogether,"...
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Liberalism and Democracy

Norberto Bobbio - 2005 - 94 ˹
...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.44 He interpreted Bentham's 'happiness' as equivalent to pleasure or the absence of pain,...
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Democracy After Liberalism: Pragmatism and Deliberative Politics

Robert B. Talisse, Professor of Philosophy and Political Science Robert Talisse - 2005 - 162 ˹
...Good is pleasure, or the cause of pleasure" (1789,685). 9. Hence Mill's Greatest Happiness Principle: "actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote...as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness" ( 1861a, 137). 10. Hence Bentham, "The Public Good ought to be the object of the legislator; General...
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Core Curriculum for Medical Quality Management

American College of Medical Quality - 2005 - 213 ˹
...John Stuart Mill and Jeremy Bentham advanced the theory of utilitarianism. Essentially, the utility of actions "are right in proportion as they tend to promote...as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness." Unlike Kant's theory, the result of the action (increase in happiness) is the measurement against which...
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