Benthamism

noun
Ben·​tham·​ism | \ ˈben(t)-thə-ˌmi-zəm How to pronounce Benthamism (audio) \

Definition of Benthamism

: the utilitarian philosophy of Jeremy Bentham and his followers

Other Words from Benthamism

Benthamite \ ˈben(t)-​thə-​ˌmīt How to pronounce Benthamism (audio) \ noun or adjective

First Known Use of Benthamism

1820, in the meaning defined above

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“Benthamism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Benthamism. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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