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Meaning of BENTHAMISM

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ben"tham*ism\, n.
That phase of the doctrine of utilitarianism taught by Jeremy
Bentham; the doctrine that the morality of actions is
estimated and determined by their utility; also, the theory
that the sensibility to pleasure and the recoil from pain are
the only motives which influence human desires and actions,
and that these are the sufficient explanation of ethical and
jural conceptions.

 

 

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