Aristotle
(384 B.C. - 322 B.C.)

picture of Greek philosopher Aristotle
John Stuart Mill calls Aristotle a "judicious utilitarian" - an astute piece of ancestor-snatching, since this is probably stretching the concept of utilitarianism too far. Aristotle doesn't use the term "utility", but talks instead of eudaimonia - a rather opaque notion involving what the good man derives from behaving well.


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