greatest happiness principle

noun

Definition of greatest happiness principle

: a prinicple in Benthamism: right and wrong are to be judged by the degree to which the action judged achieves the greatest happiness of the greatest number

called also utility principle

— compare universalistic hedonism

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“Greatest happiness principle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/greatest%20happiness%20principle. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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