bentham summary notes

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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHL275H1
Professor
Bialystock
Semester
Fall

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Bentham Summary NotesUtilitarianism The Greatest Happiness PrinciplePrinciple of utility principle which approves or disapproves of every action whatsoever according to the tendency which it appears to have to augment or diminish the happiness of the party whose interest is in questionA thing promotes interest or to be of interest when it tends to add to the sum total of their pleasure or to diminish the sum total of painUtilitarianism is only dangerous to selfish peopleHedonism we call something bad because it tends towards painRight thing to do is to maximize everyones happiness and minimize everyones pain as much as possibleValue of pleasure or pain will be greater or less to an individual depending on the four circumstances intensity duration certaintyuncertainty and propinquit
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