Francis Hutcheson

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That Action is best which procures the greatest Happiness for the greatest Numbers; and that worst, which, in like manner, occasions misery.

Inquiry into the Original of our Ideas of Beauty and Virtue (1725) Treatise II, Section 3

The ultimate notion of right is that which tends to the universal good; and when one's acting in a certain manner has this tendency he has a right thus to act.

A System of Moral Philosophy : The General Notions of Rights and Laws Explained (1755) Book II, Ch. III
Francis Hutcheson may refer to:
  • Francis Hutcheson (philosopher)
    Francis Hutcheson (philosopher)
    Francis Hutcheson was a philosopher born in Ireland to a family of Scottish Presbyterians who became one of the founding fathers of the Scottish Enlightenment....

  • Francis Hutcheson (songwriter)
    Francis Hutcheson (songwriter)
    Francis Hutcheson was a Scottish songwriter.He was the author of a number of popular songs, including "As Cohn one evening", "Jolly Bacchus" and "Where Weeping Yews". The son of philosopher Francis Hutcheson, he published some of his father's work after the latter's death.-References:*Dictionary...

     (c. 1722–1773)

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