Benthamism

Benthamism

[ben-thuh-miz-uhm, -tuh-]
noun
the utilitarian philosophy of Jeremy Bentham.

Origin:
1820–30; Bentham + -ism

Benthamic [ben-tham-ik, -tam-] , adjective
Benthamite [ben-thuh-mahyt, -tuh-] , noun
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Benthamism (ˈbɛnθəˌmɪzəm)
 
n
the philosophy of utilitarianism as first expounded by Jeremy Bentham in terms of an action being good that has a greater tendency to augment the happiness of the community than to diminish it
 
'Benthamite
 
n, —adj

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