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Jeremy Bentham, "The Principle of Utility"

  1. What does Bentham mean by ‘the principle of utility'?
      a. The principle that tells us an action is right or wrong according to how easy the action is to perform.
      b. The principle that tells us an action is right or wrong according to whether it promotes happiness.
      c. The principle that tells us an action is right or wrong according to the intention with which the action was performed.
      d. The principle that tells us an action is right or wrong according to whether one's society approves of it.
  2. Which of the following is NOT one of Bentham's criteria for determining the value of a particular episode of pleasure or pain?
      a. Intensity
      b. Purity
      c. Extent
      d. Necessity
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