- Are you confused by academic jargon? - Do you know your `discourse' from your `dialectic'? - Can you tell the difference between `anomie' and `alienation'? The Social Science Jargon Buster tackles the most confusing concepts in the social sciences, brea


Core definition

The belief that morally right actions are those that produce the greatest good or greatest happiness for the greatest number of people.

Longer explanation

In the 1996 movie Extreme Measures, Gene Hackman plays Dr Lawrence Myrick, a neurosurgeon desperate to generate spinal growth in order to cure paralysis. To do this he needs ...

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