Benthamism
noun Date: 1829 the utilitarian philosophy of Jeremy Bentham and his followers • Benthamite noun or adjective

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  • Benthamism — • Article on Jeremy Bentham, English jurist and reformer. Features biographical information and a short bibliography Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Benthamism     Benthamism …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Benthamism — Ben tham*ism, n. That phase of the doctrine of utilitarianism taught by Jeremy Bentham; the doctrine that the morality of actions is estimated and determined by their utility; also, the theory that the sensibility to pleasure and the recoil from… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Benthamism — [ben′thəmiz΄əm] n. the utilitarian philosophy of Jeremy Bentham, which holds that the greatest happiness of the greatest number should be the ultimate goal of society and of the individual Benthamite [ben′thəmīt΄] n …   English World dictionary

  • Benthamism —   n. utilitarian doctrine of Jeremy Bentham (1748 1832) that the greatest happiness of the greatest number is most desirable.    ♦ Benthamite n. adherent of   Benthamism …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Benthamism — Benthamic /ben tham ik, tam /, adj. Benthamite /ben theuh muyt , teuh /, n. /ben theuh miz euhm, teuh /, n. the utilitarian philosophy of Jeremy Bentham. [1820 30; BENTHAM + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • Benthamism — n. religious movement founded by Jeremy Bentham which espoused the utilitarian principle (the greatest happiness of the greatest number) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Benthamism — [ bɛnθəmɪz(ə)m] noun the utilitarian philosophy of Jeremy Bentham (1748–1832), which holds that the proper object of society is to secure the greatest happiness for the greatest number. Derivatives Benthamite noun & adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • benthamism — ben·tham·ism …   English syllables

  • Benthamism — /ˈbɛnθəmɪzəm/ (say benthuhmizuhm) noun the variety of utilitarianism put forth by Jeremy Bentham, characterised especially by the principle of the greatest happiness (good) for the greatest number. –Benthamite /ˈbɛnθəmaɪt/ (say benthuhmuyt), noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • benthamism — n. the utilitarian philosophy of Jeremy Bentham, Engl. philosopher d. 1832. Derivatives: Benthamite n. & adj …   Useful english dictionary

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