Bentham's Hedonic Calculus =
(Cyrenaics + Epicureans + Happiness of Others)


Person No. 1 (Me)

Marks (scale 1-10) Pleasure (+) Pain (-)
INTENSITY (how strong it is)    
DURATION (how long it will last)    
CERTAINTY (how likely it is)    
PROPINQUITY (how near at hand)    
FECUNDITY (more of the same)    
PURITY (not moving to other column)    
EXTENT (number of people affected) Fill out additional forms as necessary. Add totals here.    
Total Pleasures, Total Pains    
Subtract Column B from Column A.
Enter Result in Pleasure or Pain
Column (as appropriate)
   

Other Persons No. _______________ (You may use one form with multiple generic "hedons" or use a separate form for each)

Marks (scale 1-10) Pleasure (+) Pain (-)
INTENSITY (how strong it is)    
DURATION (how long it will last)    
CERTAINTY (how likely it is)    
PROPINQUITY (how near at hand)    
FECUNDITY (more of the same)    
PURITY (not moving to other column)    
EXTENT (do not use) /////////// /////////
Total Pleasures, Total Pains    
Subtract Column B from Column A.
Enter Result in Pleasure or Pain
Column. Copy to No. 1 Form (EXTENT)
   


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