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Born on February 15 1748 in Spitalfields London Jeremy Bentham is the creator of Utililtarianism Utilitarianism is the economic philosophy that the actions of the politicians should be geared toward creating and sustaining the happiness of the largest amount of people Although Bentham was schooled in the law and even called to the bar as he got older he had an increasing distaste for the law Patrick Every law is an infraction of liberty Bentham said and he turned to writing about his criticisms of the law Bentham 3 After his father died in 1792 Bentham was left in a financially secure state that allowed him to devote all his time to writing He wrote ten to twenty pages a day right up until his eighties before his death Patrick As with many philosophies Utilitarianism is the absolute correct for its proponents and the absolute incorrect for its opponents There are no ethical principles which can be agreed on by everyone However many can agree on what is right and what is wrong in clear-cut examples One of the more universally agreed upon is a good thing makes people happy and a bad thing makes people sad Also bad things can be broken down into categories such a rape can be considered much worse than stealing Patrick Benthams theory of Utilitarianism differs from what could be the original brand of Utilitarianism created by Epicurus a Greek philosopher Bentham believed that whatever brings the most happiness to everyone is whats best While Epicurus believed you should do whatever makes you happy Patrick Bentham saw Utilitarianism as a reform for the current law at the time He believed that it was scientifically possible to determine what was morally justifiable after applying a principle of utility He wrote that actions were correct if they produced the greatest happiness for the greatest number of people and also thought that happiness was an equivalent to pleasure Patrick Bentham created the
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