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Utilitarianism gained popularity as public argument became more pluralistic and secular.
  doctrine that the useful is the good; or the greatest happiness for the greatest number
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Strongly Associated with:   utilitarian
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  • Utilitarianism gained popularity as public argument became more pluralistic and secular.
  • Many scholars in the area of law and economics champion utilitarianism.
  • Driving in from the airport yesterday in the taxi, past the flat neat factories and warehouses that were once flat neat farms, mile after mile of caution and utilitarianism, and then through the center of the city with the glitz and the European-style awnings and the paving stones, I could see it’s still the same.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • The character of nineteenth-century flats competed against the utilitarianism of contemporary neuterness; they did not lose.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity

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  • But knockers may be muffled for other purposes than those of mere utilitarianism, as, in the present instance, was clearly shown.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • To make truth that dependent on man’s own interests—was that not itself philistine utilitarianism, a bourgeoisiosity of life?
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
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Associated words [difficulty]:   utilitarianism [9] , utilitarian [6] , utopia [5] , utilitarian [6] , dystopia [7]
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