universalistic hedonism


Definition of universalistic hedonism

: an ethical theory that the supreme good and the determining consideration of moral conduct is the greatest happiness of the greatest number : utilitarianism sense 1 contrasted with egoistic hedonism — compare psychological hedonism

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First Known Use of universalistic hedonism

1872, in the meaning defined above

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“Universalistic hedonism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/universalistic%20hedonism. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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