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Utilitarianism is a Normative Ethical theory that proposes that the best action is the one that maximizes utility.[1] utility[2] The word can be defined in many ways, but it usually has to do with pleasure, happiness, and the well-being of sentient entities. Utilitarianism focuses on the outcome of an action; therefore it is a form of Consequentialism.

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  1. Cavalier, Robert. Utilitarian Theories. 1996. 2 April 2017.<http://caae.phil.cmu.edu/cavalier/80130/part2/sect9.html>
  2. Mastin, Luke.Utilitarianism - By Branch / Doctrine - The Basics of Philosophy<http://www.philosophybasics.com/branch_utilitarianism.html>

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