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IntroductionAccording to Bentham the man is moved by the principle of the greatest happiness this is the criterion of all their actions both private and public both individual morality and social legislation An action is right if regardless of their intrinsic nature useful or beneficial to that purpose of the maximum possible happiness Happiness is that also conceived hedonistic way seeks in the background and always increase pleasure and decrease pain This is not an incitement to easy and immediate pleasure as otherwise it was not so in ancient hedonism but calculating the impact in the medium and long term treasury shares so that the final balance throw more pleasure than pain which implies the possibility that immediate slaughter could be right for the sake of greater future benefits This calculation must result in simple principle as Bentham recognizes that there are pleasures and pains of body and soul sees possible simply apply quantitative criteria for this evaluation criteria and duration of pleasure intensity and extent the probability of get etcSecondly this doctrine does not directly aim to feed selfishness While it is also a psychological and moral budget as in Thomas Hobbes that man is by nature selfish and self-seeking and therefore social and political relations are artificial utilitarianism mission will be precisely correct that first impulse The Utilitarian will appreciate that the best way to promote self-interest is to promote the global interest So Utilitarianism advocates not only the limitation to the well itself but scrupulously guarding the fairness in decisions in order to avoid any partiality Only this rule will cause the balance of the well-known slogan attributed to Bentham John and Stuart Mill everybody to count for one and nobody for more than one The content and meaning of Utilitarianism of Bentham is best understood the intention of the author recalls This was none other than fundamentally reform British law that actually helped maintain social inequalities and political discrimination
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