Happiness-Maximizing Consequentialist Theory

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A Happiness-Maximizing Consequentialist Theory is a consequentialist theory that uses a human-happiness utility function (in which human happiness has intrinsic value and should be maximized).



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  1. AN INTRODUCTION TO THE PRINCIPLES OF MORALS AND LEGISLATION, Jeremy Bentham, 1789 (“printed” in 1780, “first published” in 1789, "corrected by the Author" in 1823.) See Chapter I: Of the Principle of Utility. For Bentham on animals, see Ch. XVII Note 122.
  2. C. L. Sheng; Qinglai Sheng (April 2004). A defense of utilitarianism. University Press of America. p. 170. ISBN 9780761827313. http://books.google.com/books?id=AZF_5t-PhbMC&pg=PA170. Retrieved 23 April 2011.