Mammoth Memory

Principle of Utility – The concept of acting for the greater good for most people

Note: Acting for the greater good includes removing a dangerous criminal from society in order to protect others.

She printed out simple signs for the utility (principle of utility) washroom to remind her that acting for the greater good brings happiness.

She printed out simple signs for the utility (principle of utility) washroom to remind her that acting for the greater good brings happiness

Note: Jeremy Bentham, the founder of the principle of utility, said that actions are right if they bring happiness to most people and wrong if they tend to produce the reverse of happiness.

Happiness, he said,= pleasure and the absence of pain.

Unhappiness, he said,= pain and the absence of pleasure. 

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