|March 27th, 2013|
The phrases "doing good", "helping people", "making the world a better place", "reducing suffering", "making people's lives better", "helping the needy", and "improving the world" all capture similar ideas.  What are other terms? Which should we use? I'm not all that happy with any of them.
 A utilitarian might say they're all imprecise ways of getting at "increasing utility", but being easily understood is much more important than precision here, which means avoiding jargon.