John Stuart Mill 1806-1873
John Stuart Mill.
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John Stuart was born in London,
England, and became known as a philosopher. He was taught by his
father, the historian and philosopher James Mill.
John Stuart established the
What in the World is Utilitarianism?
Merriam-Webster's dictionary tell us:
doctrine that the useful is the good and that the determining
consideration of right conduct should be the usefulness of its
consequences; specifically : a theory that the aim of action should
be the largest possible balance of pleasure over pain or the
greatest happiness of the greatest number"
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Isabella Beecher Hooker.