Jeremy Bentham

Died: June 6, 1832, Westminster, United Kingdom

Bentham defined as the "fundamental axiom" of his philosophy the principle that "it is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the measure of right and wrong".

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YES, but within a virtue framework!

Virtues are the minimum and the Greeks set the bar. Greatest number versus greatest happiness is a measure of the State. Individuals are more complicated; the cascading impulses predict behaviour irregardless of the "greater outcome".

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