Antedatings in the Yale Book of Quotations -- 21: Utilitarian

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Tue Dec 26 21:50:19 UTC 2006

utilitarian (OED 1781)

ca. 1780 Jeremy Bentham _Manuscript_ in David Baumgardt _Bentham and the
Ethics of Today_ (1952)  I dreamt t'other night that I was a founder of a
sect: of course a personage of great sanctity and importance.  It was
called the sect of _utilitarians_.

Fred Shapiro

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