Utilitarianism vs Liberalism - What's the difference?

utilitarianism | liberalism |


As nouns the difference between utilitarianism and liberalism

is that utilitarianism is (philosophy) a system of ethics based on the premise that something's value may be measured by its usefulness while liberalism is the quality of being liberal.

utilitarianism

Noun

(en noun)
  • (philosophy) A system of ethics based on the premise that something's value may be measured by its usefulness.
  • (philosophy) the theory that action should be directed toward achieving the "greatest happiness for the greatest number of people"; hedonistic universalism.
  • Coordinate terms

    * deontology

    liberalism

    English

    Noun

  • The quality of being liberal.
  • Any political movement founded on the autonomy and personal freedom of the individual, progress and reform, and government by law with the consent of the governed.
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  • An economic theory in favour of laissez faire and the free market.