Adam Kuper & Jessica Kuper
Routledge & Kegan Paul
Utilitarianism is the doctrine that decisions should promote good consequences. It is a normative theory, meant to guide conduct and to serve as the basis of sound evaluations. It does not assume that actual decisions or judgements always satisfy that standard.
David B. Lyons,
The Social Science Encyclopedia
(Adam Kuper & Jessica Kuper ed.,
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