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Henry Sidgwick

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"[by the Greatest Happiness is meant] the greatest possible surplus of pleasure over pain, the pain being conceived as balanced against an equal amount of pleasure, so that the two contrasted amounts annihilate each other for purposes of ethical calculation."
(Methods of Ethics, 1874)
Henry Sidgwick
(1838 - 1900)

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