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.<>
  2. Mastin, Luke.Utilitarianism - By Branch / Doctrine - The Basics of Philosophy<>

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