Social Sciences - Social Sciences
Utilitarianism is a family of normative ethics which believes that morally good actions are ones that maximize happiness and well-being of the most number of people. There are various interpretations of utilitarianism. The basic idea behind all of them is to maximize utility in some way. It is a form of consequentialism, which states that the consequences of any action are the only standard of right and wrong. Utilitarianism considers the interests of all humans equally, unlike other forms of consequentialism like egoism and altruism. This book includes all contemporary topics of relevance to the concept of utilitarianism. While understanding the long-term perspectives of the topics, it makes an effort in highlighting their impact as a modern tool for the growth of the discipline. Those with an interest in utilitarianism would find this book helpful.