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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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Oaths, Irish Catholics, and Blasphemy

Oaths, Irish Catholics, and Blasphemy

(p.129) 4 Oaths, Irish Catholics, and Blasphemy
Secular Utilitarianism

James E. Crimmins

Oxford University Press

This chapter begins with a discussion of Bentham's case against oaths. It then looks at Church-of-Englandism as it was planned by Bentham in 1812 and its goal to aid the cause of Catholic Emancipation and his rejection of the belief that there should be punishment for the supposed crime of blasphemy.

Keywords:   Catholic Emancipation, oaths, punishment, crime, blasphemy

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