The Here and Now Podcast

Utilitarianism - The Greatest Good

August 19, 2021 The Here and Now Podcast with Dave Monds Episode 78
The Here and Now Podcast
Utilitarianism - The Greatest Good
Show Notes

Utilitarianism is a principle of ethical philosophy which considers that the most morally correct action is one that produces the most good. This idea was first tackled seriously by 18th century philosopher Jeremy Bentham, however it is not without complications. In this episode we explore utilitarianism and consider how it can be applied to making both everyday decisions and ones of crucial social importance ones as well.

Show Notes

Utilitarianism
The felicific calculus
Jeremy Bentham at UCL

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