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  1. Hume and Utilitarianism: Another Look at an Age-Old Question.Massimo Reichlin - 2016 - Journal of Scottish Philosophy 14 (1):1-20.
    The discussion on the relationship between Hume and utilitarianism has been lively for many decades. To contribute to this discussion, I identify four main features of a utilitarian view: a) a consequentialist theory of the right, b) a hedonist theory of the good, c) some kind of impartiality in evaluating consequences, and d) an essentially prescriptive, rather than merely explicative, attitude. I then show that, first, although he borrowed the word ‘utility’ from Hume, Bentham did not consider Hume as a (...)
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