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Indirect Utilitarianism

"a kind of utilitarianism which recognizes that an agent is more likely to act rightly by developing the right attitudes, habits and principles, and acting on them, than by trying to calculate the value of the consequences before deciding to act. This indirect utilitarianism is so called because it bears on actions only indirectly. See also restrictive utilitarianism."

The Penguin Dictionary of Philosophy
ed. Thomas Mautner
ISBN 0-14-051250-0

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