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.
(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.
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.
An economic theory in favour of laissez faire and the free market.