John Galt
(1779 - 1839)

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J.S. Mill is often credited with coining the term "utilitarian". Mill himself notes that he "did not invent the word, but found it in one of Galt's novels, the "Annals of the Parish," in which the Scottish clergyman, of whom the book is a supposed autobiography, is represented as warning his parishioners not to leave the Gospel and become utilitarians. With a boy's fondness for a name and a banner I seized upon the word..." [Borchard, Ruth (1957), John Stuart Mill, The Man. London: Watts]

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