I'm writing an essay in which I analyze utilitarianism, and I decided to open it with:
“Logic clearly dictates that the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.” While the quote famously comes from Star Trek’s Mr. Spock, the logic comes from John Stuart Mill’s essay on utilitarianism.
When I showed the essay to my peers, one of them asked "How do you know? It may resemble it…unless you have done research on this," and what better way to do research into this particular subject than by reaching out to the nerds of the Internet?
The question title says it all: Is there any official evidence that Vulcan logic is derived from utilitarianism?