An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation

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Author: Jeremy Bentham

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486120422

Category: Philosophy

Page: 416

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A classic of both philosophy and jurisprudence, this 1789 work articulates an important statement of the foundations of utilitarian philosophy. It also represents a pioneering study of crime and punishment.

Utilitarianism

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Author: John Stuart Mill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Utilitarianism

Page: 96

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The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham: An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation

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Author: Jeremy Bentham

Publisher: Clarendon Press

ISBN: 9780191589751

Category: History

Page: 456

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The new critical edition of the works and correspondence of Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832) is being prepared and published under the supervision of the Bentham Committee of University College London. In spite of his importance as jurist, philosopher, and social scientist, and leader of the Utilitarian reformers, the only previous edition of his works was a poorly edited and incomplete one brought out within a decade or so of his death. Eight volumes of the new Collected Works, five of correspondence, and three of writings on jurisprudence, appeared between 1968 and 1981, published by the Athlone Press. Further volumes in the series since then are published by Oxford University Press. The overall plan and principles of the edition are set out in the General Preface to The Correspondence of Jeremy Bentham, vol. 1, which was the first volume of the Collected Works to be published. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation, Jeremy Bentham's best-known work, is a classic text in modern philosophy and jurisprudence. First published in 1789, it contains the important statement of the foundations of utilitarian philosophy and a pioneering study of crime and punishment, both of which remain at the heart of contemporary debates in moral and political philosophy, economics, and legal theory. Printed here in full is the definitive edition, edited by the distinguished scholars J. H. Burns and H. L. A. Hart. An introductory essay by Hart, first published in 1982 and a widely acknowledged classic in its own right, is reprinted here. It contains an important analysis of Bentham's principle of utility, theory of action, and an account of the relationship between law and morality. A new introduction by the leading Bentham scholar F. Rosen, specially written for this Clarendon Paperback edition, provides students with a helpful survey of Bentham's main ideas and an extensive bibliographical study of recent critical work on Bentham. Professor Rosen's essay also contains a new analysis of the principle of utility in Bentham's philosophy which is compared with its use in Hume and J. S. Mill.

A Fragment on Government

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Author: Jeremy Bentham

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 1584771666

Category: History

Page: 241

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Bentham, Jeremy. A Fragment on Government. Edited with an Introduction by F.C. Montague. Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1891. xii, 241 pp. Reprinted 2001 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN 1-58477-166-6. Cloth. $65. * Bentham's first published work, an essay on sovereignty that criticizes Blackstone's Commentaries and attacks contemporary views on politics and law. This edition includes F.C. Montague's scholarly introduction that shows the significance of the Fragment and includes a biography of Bentham [1748-1832] and a discussion of his role in the history of jurisprudence. "The Fragment on Government is primarily a criticism. If it were nothing more, it would have no interest for later generations, which do not regard Blackstone as an authority upon speculative questions of politics or history, and therefore do not need to have Blackstone's theories corrected or disproved. But in criticizing Blackstone's views, Bentham necessarily expounds his own. As Bentham is one of the few English writers of mark upon the theory of political institutions, and as his doctrine forms a link in the chain of English political philosophy, we still read the Fragment of Government in order to see, not how far Blackstone was wrong, but how far Bentham was right.": Introduction 59.

Jeremy Bentham; His Life and Work

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Author: Charles Milner Atkinson

Publisher: A. M. Kelley

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 247

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This sketch of his life and work has been published in the hope that it may induce some readers to seek a closer acquaintance with his writings.

Theory of Legislation

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Author: Jeremy Bentham,Etienne Dumont,Richard Hildreth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Civil Law

Page: 472

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Of the Limits of the Penal Branch of Jurisprudence

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Author: Jeremy Bentham

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0199570736

Category: Law

Page: 392

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Of the Limits of the Penal Branch of Jurisprudence is part of the introduction to the projected penal code on which Bentham worked in the late 1770s and early 1780s. An editorial introduction explains the provenance of the work, which is fully annotated with textual and historical notes.

Constitutional Code

For the Use All Nations and All Governments Professing Liberal Opinions

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Author: Jeremy Bentham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Constitutional law

Page: 598

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Utilitarianism and Other Essays

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Author: Jeremy Bentham,John Stuart Mill

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141908211

Category: Philosophy

Page: 352

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One of the most important nineteenth-century schools of thought, Utilitarianism propounds the view that the value or rightness of an action rests in how well it promotes the welfare of those affected by it, aiming for 'the greatest happiness of the greatest number'. Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832) was the movement's founder, as much a social reformer as a philosopher. His greatest interpreter, John Stuart Mill (1806-73), set out to humanize Bentham's pragmatic Utilitarianism by balancing the claims of reason and the imagination, individuality and social well-being in essays such as 'Bentham', 'Coleridge' and, above all, Utilitarianism. The works by Bentham and Mill collected in this volume show the creation and development of a system of ethics that has had an enduring influence on moral philosophy and legislative policy.

Rights, Representation, and Reform

Nonsense Upon Stilts and Other Writings on the French Revolution

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Author: Jeremy Bentham,Philip Schofield,Catherine Pease-Watkin

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199248636

Category: History

Page: 486

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The French Revolution provided Bentham with what appeared to him to be an exciting opportunity to influence the reconstruction of the French state. Drawing on his knowledge of English political and constitutional practice, as well as the theoretical resources he had developed in his own work, he suggested imaginative and innovative measures to achieve the peaceful and constitutional reform in France. In discussing the nature of representation he produced the earliest utilitarian justification of political equality and representative democracy, even recommending women's suffrage. Moreover, he provided a major critique of the dominant constitutional theory of the division of power, including both the doctrine of the balance of powers and that of the separation of powers. Turning his attention to Britain, for a time he advocated measures of parlimentary reform, but becoming disenchanted with the course of the Revolution he produced the celebrated 'Nonsense upon Stilts' (hithertoknown as 'Anarchical Fallacies'), the most devastating attack on the theory of natural rights ever written, in which he argued that natural rights provided an unsuitable basis for stable legal and political arrangements. All the essays published in this volume, with the exception of Emancipate your Colonies!, an important early critique of colony-holding, are based on the original manuscript sources, many of which have not been previously published in any form.

Selected Writings

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Author: Jeremy Bentham,Stephen G. Engelmann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 548

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"This stimulating reader invites a fresh look at Bentham. Drawing on recent scholarship, it presents newly edited texts and unexpected perspectives on familiar works about sex, law, publicity, colonies, place and time, and much else besides."---William Twining, University College London --Book Jacket.

Defence of Usury

Showing the Impolicy of the Present Legal Restraints on the Terms of Pecuniary Bargains; in Letters to a Friend. To which is Added, a Letter to Adam Smith, Esq., LL.D. on the Discouragements Opposed by the Above Restraints to the Progress of Inventive Industry

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Author: Jeremy Bentham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Usury

Page: 48

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A Defence of Usury

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Author: Jeremy Bentham

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108066941

Category: History

Page: 246

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Originally published in 1787, this collection of letters argues against government control of the rate of interest.

A Comment on the Commentaries and A Fragment on Government

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Author: Jeremy Bentham,J.H. Burns,H.L.A Hart

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199553475

Category: History

Page: 576

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In the two related works in this volume, Bentham offers a detailed critique of William Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England (1765-9). He provides important refelctions on the nature of law, and more particularly on the nature of customary and statute law, and on judicial interpretation.

The Panopticon Writings

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Author: Jeremy Bentham,Miran Božovič

Publisher: Verso Trade

ISBN: 1844676668

Category: Philosophy

Page: 158

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A thought-provoking series brings together works by top left-wing intellectuals and covers everything from philosophy to politcal science to literary criticism.