universalistic hedonism

noun

: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1872, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of universalistic hedonism was in 1872

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“Universalistic hedonism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/universalistic%20hedonism. Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

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