Related formsan·ti·u·til·i·tar·i·an·ism, noun
Examples from the Web for utilitarianism
But here's what utilitarianism, according to Williams, leaves out of the picture: individual agency.
Utilitarianism illustrates another way of mistreating the situation.Human Nature and Conduct|John Dewey
The matter is more difficult than a superficial Utilitarianism perceives.
Nevertheless, I must not pride myself too much on my activity and utilitarianism.Passages From The American Notebooks, Volume 1|Nathaniel Hawthorne
It had newness written everywhere, and utilitarianism and wealth seemed to be the great things to proclaim.The Day of Judgment|Joseph Hocking
What, therefore, Utilitarianism above all other things recommends and insists upon is the practice of virtue.Old-Fashioned Ethics and Common-Sense Metaphysics|William Thomas Thornton
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A system of ethics according to which the rightness or wrongness of an action should be judged by its consequences. The goal of utilitarian ethics is to promote the greatest happiness for the greatest number. Jeremy Bentham, an English philosopher, was the founder of utilitarianism; John Stuart Mill was its best-known defender.