There's some related academic work around this here:
https://www.princeton.edu/~tkelly/papers/epistemicasinstrumental.pdf https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/33752524.pdf

They don't specifically focus on utilitarians, but the arguments are still relevant.

Also, this post is relevant: https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/dMzALgLJk4JiPjSBg/epistemic-vs-instrumental-rationality-approximations

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