Utilitarianism (Education)

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  • A philosophy, first developed by Jeremy Bentham and later refined by John Stuart Mill, that states that happiness—defined as the development of one's natural abilities, and specifically higher mental faculties, which are seen as being unique to humankind—is the guiding moral principle or value. The role of society in utilitarianism is to provide its members with the opportunity for happiness through the development of those higher mental faculties.

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