Definition of utilitarianism
1 : a doctrine that the useful is the good and that the determining consideration of right conduct should be the usefulness of its consequences; specifically : a theory that the aim of action should be the largest possible balance of pleasure over pain or the greatest happiness of the greatest number
2 : utilitarian character, spirit, or quality
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Now I’m an artist, I’m not into utilitarianism as an aesthetic.
Dickens’s novel was a satire of the philosophy of utilitarianism as it was applied to education: the idea that working-class children needed to know enough to work in factories and nothing more.
Remember, there's a real sense of utilitarianism here, a Louisiana quality.
But the dark utilitarianism of Palladium is a far cry from the neon brightness that streetwear aficionados have come to expect from this man of style.
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UTILITARIANISM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of utilitarianism for English Language Learners
philosophy : the belief that a morally good action is one that helps the greatest number of people
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