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).




  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.