Greater good


Greater good

The term "greater good" is usually associated with the philosophy of utilitarianism.

It can also mean:
*"The Greater Good (Lost)", An episode in the TV series Lost
*"The Greater Good, or the Passion of Boule de Suif", an opera by contemporary American composer Stephen Hartke
*Greater Good Science Center, an interdisciplinary research center located at the University of California, Berkeley, devoted to the scientific understanding of happy and compassionate individuals, strong social bonds, and altruistic behaviour
*The Greater Good, the philosophical belief followed by the Tau (Warhammer 40,000), a fictional alien race in the Warhammer 40,000 tabletop wargame
*"For the Greater Good of God", a song by British heavy metal band, Iron Maiden
*The Greater Good Project, an ongoing charitable project by the First Unitarian Church of Rochester
*Greater Good Radio, an online radio station


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  • greater good — something that is for the benefit of the most people, advantage for the general public …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Greater Good Science Center — The Greater Good Science Center, located at the University of California, Berkeley is an interdisciplinary research center devoted to the scientific understanding of happy and compassionate individuals, strong social bonds, and altruistic… …   Wikipedia

  • greater-good defence —    see defence, greater good …   Christian Philosophy

  • The Greater Good, or the Passion of Boule de Suif — is an opera in two acts by contemporary American composer Stephen Hartke, with an English libretto by the Philip Littell, based on the short story Boule de Suif by Guy de Maupassant. It was commissioned by the Glimmerglass Opera, and premiered on …   Wikipedia

  • The Greater Good (Lost) — Infobox Television episode | Title = The Greater Good Series = Lost (TV series) Season = 1 Episode = 21 Airdate = May 4, 2005 Production = 119 Guests = Donnie Keshawarz Jenny Gago Dariush Kashani David Patterson Ali Shaheed Amini Warren Kundis… …   Wikipedia

  • defence, greater-good —    This approach to the problem of evil, classically expounded by Irenaeus, points out that God might have an overriding reason to allow limited evil in the world, namely, the goal of achieving an overall greater good than would otherwise exist.… …   Christian Philosophy

  • The Greater Good — Prises de risques Épisode de Dr House Prises de risques Titre original The Greater Good Épisode Saison 5 Épisode 14 Scénariste(s) Réalisateur Diagnos …   Wikipédia en Français

  • The Greater Good — Episodio de Lost Episodio nº 21 Temporada 1 Escrito por Leonard Dick Dirigido por David Grossman …   Wikipedia Español


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