Definition of "utilitarianism" []

  • (noun) The belief that the value of a thing or an action is determined by its utility.
  • (noun) The ethical theory proposed by Jeremy Bentham and James Mill that all action should be directed toward achieving the greatest happiness for the greatest number of people.
  • (noun) The quality of being utilitarian: housing of bleak utilitarianism.

Use "utilitarianism" in a sentence

  • "It's one thing to show that utilitarianism is not good."
  • "I learned that utilitarianism is a kind of consequentialism."
  • "Recently, my interest in utilitarianism was piqued by a conversation with a philosopher friend, so I took to the web."

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