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Actions that produce more benefits than harm are "right"; those that don't are "wrong." This outlook is best represented by Utilitarianism, a school of thought originated by the British thinker Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832) and refined by John Stuart Mill (1806-1873). a. Jeremy Bentham: quantifying pleasure Strongly influenced by the empiricism of David Hume, Jeremy Bentham aimed at developing a "moral science" that was more rational, objective and quantitative than other ways of separating right from wrong...
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Jeremy Bentham: quantifying pleasure Strongly influenced by the empiricism of David Hume, Jeremy Bentham aimed at developing a "moral science" that was more rational, objective and quantitative than other ways of separating right from wrong. Bentham particularly argued against the ascetic religious traditions of eighteenth-century England that held up suffering and sacrifice as models of virtue...
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