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1 “The talisman of arrogance, indolence, and ignorance is to be found in a single word, an authoritative imposture, which in these pages it will be frequently necessary to unveil. It is the word ‘ought’ -‘ ought or ought not,’ as circumstances may be. In deciding ‘ You ought to do this,’ ‘ You ought not to do it,’ is not every question of knowledge set at rest? If the use of the word be admissible at all, it ‘ought’ to be banished from the vocabulary of morals.” Bentham's Deontology, i. 31, 32.
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