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    What does utilitarianism teach us about morals and morality?

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    In particular, the creed which utilitarianism accepts as the foundation of morals is Utility (or as Bentham latterly called it, "the greatest happiness principle" ), and holds that "actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness, wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness. By happiness is intended pleasure, and the absence of pain; by unhappiness, pain, and the privatisation of pleasure" . Other schools of thought are, of course, unwilling to ...

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    This solution discusses utilitarianism and how it teaches us about morality.