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    Capitals: utilitarian or Utilitarian?

    When I use the word 'utilitarian', when should I capitalize it?

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    Re: Capitals: utilitarian or Utilitarian?

    Not unless it's a the beginning of a sentence. Why would you?

    Could you mean "Utopian?"
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Capitals: utilitarian or Utilitarian?

    I'm not sure if capitalization means the idea of Utilitarian or a group of people of adhere to utilitarianism.

    I think Communists and communist might be the same thing but I'm not sure?

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    Re: Capitals: utilitarian or Utilitarian?

    It's in lower case in most dictionaries, and it's likely that a true utilitarian would question the value of using title case.

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    Re: Capitals: utilitarian or Utilitarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    It's in lower case in most dictionaries, and it's likely that a true utilitarian would question the value of using title case.
    Ok I thought names (This is a name of a school of thought) would be capitalized.

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