The creed that accepts, as the foundation of morals, Utility, or the Greatest-happiness Principle, holds that actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness, wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness.

John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) English philosopher and economist
Utilitarianism, ch. 2 (1863)
Added on 9-Sep-13 | Last updated 9-Sep-13
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