Secular Utilitarianism: Social Science and the Critique of Religion in the Thought of Jeremy Bentham

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

byJames E. Crimmins

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One of the unheralded masterpieces of twentieth-century American fiction, LightWhile There Is Light is acclaimed poet Keith Waldrop's autobiographical novel about the myriad ghosts left behind by his family. Born to a deeply religious mother, the narrator and his siblings are led across the US as she searches for the "right" religious ...

James E. Crimmins is an Assistant Professor of Political Theory at Huron College, Ontario.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:360 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.02 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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`Curious readers, wishing to gain a greater understanding of the relationship between religion and utilitarianism and a range of associated issues, are warmly recommended James Crimmins' work ... the feeling of the book is of a thoroughly researched piece by an author who, though himselfintimately familiar with his subject, also has the ability to provide readers with a general understanding of Bentham's work with an insight into a considerably deeper level of knowledge'British Journal for 18th Century Studies