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Secular UtilitarianismSocial Science and the Critique of Religion in the Thought of Jeremy Bentham$
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James E. Crimmins

Print publication date: 1990

Print ISBN-13: 9780198277415

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198277415.001.0001

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Atheism and the Secular Utilitarian Society

Atheism and the Secular Utilitarian Society

(p.271) Conclusion Atheism and the Secular Utilitarian Society
Secular Utilitarianism

James E. Crimmins

Oxford University Press

This chapter addresses the question of how we are to understand Bentham's critique of religion. The answer is that it only makes sense when viewed against the larger canvas of his aspiration to make his secular social science serve the needs of the Utilitarian society of the future. Taken together, Bentham's views on religion constitute a substantial part of the negative side of his plans for the construction of an entirely secular and rigorously Utilitarian society.

Keywords:   Jeremy Bentham, religion, secular social science, Utilitarian society

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