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Old May 16 2013, 07:57 PM   #9
sonak
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Re: who said "the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few"?

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It wasn't a philosopher, but was first spoken by Leonard Nimoy's Spock in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. However, philosopher Jeremy Bentham had a similar quote: "It is the greatest good to the greatest number of people which is the measure of right and wrong."

yeah, the idea is basically classical utilitarianism.
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