• History

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


Author: Jeremy Bentham
Publisher: Clarendon Press
ISBN: 9780191589751
Category: History
Page: 456
View: 4856
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.

    • Law

An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation (Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham)


Author: Jeremy Bentham
Publisher: Clarendon Press
ISBN: 9780198205166
Category: Law
Page: 456
View: 672
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 theUtilitarian 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 bythe 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 bepublished.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 andpunishment, 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 in1982 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 newanalysis of the principle of utility in Bentham's philosophy which is compared with its use in Hume and J. S. Mill.


    • Law

Of the Limits of the Penal Branch of Jurisprudence


Author: Jeremy Bentham
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0199570736
Category: Law
Page: 392
View: 6158
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.

Utilitarianism


Author: John Stuart Mill
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 1200

    • Constitutional law

Constitutional Code

For the Use All Nations and All Governments Professing Liberal Opinions
Author: Jeremy Bentham
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Constitutional law
Page: 598
View: 5735

    • Constitutional law

A Fragment on Government


Author: Jeremy Bentham
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Constitutional law
Page: 241
View: 7234

    • History

Rights, Representation, and Reform

Nonsense Upon Stilts and Other Writings on the French Revolution
Author: Jeremy Bentham,Philip Schofield,Catherine Pease-Watkin
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780199248636
Category: History
Page: 486
View: 7257
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.

    • History

A Comment on the Commentaries and A Fragment on Government


Author: Jeremy Bentham,J.H. Burns,H.L.A Hart
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0199553475
Category: History
Page: 576
View: 2691
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.


    • Evidence (Law)

Rationale of Judicial Evidence

Specially Applied to English Practice
Author: Jeremy Bentham
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Evidence (Law)
Page: N.A
View: 3849

    • History

Utility and Democracy

The Political Thought of Jeremy Bentham
Author: Philip Schofield
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191518778
Category: History
Page: 384
View: 5417
Utility and Democracy is the first comprehensive historical account of the political thought of Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832), the philosopher and reformer. Philip Schofield draws on his extensive knowledge of Bentham's unpublished manuscripts and original printed texts, and on the new, authoritative edition of The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham . A compelling narrative charts the way in which Bentham applied his utilitarian philosophy to the rapidly changing circumstances of his age. Schofield begins with a lucid account of Bentham's insights in the fields of logic and language, and in particular his theory of real and fictitious entities, which lie at the foundation of his thought. He proceeds to show how these insights brought Bentham to the principle of utility, which led him in turn to produce the first systematic defence of democracy from a utilitarian perspective. In contrast to previous scholarship, which claims that Bentham's 'conversion' or 'transition' to political radicalism took place either at the time of the French Revolution or following his meeting with James Mill in 1808 or 1809, Professor Schofield shows that the process began in or around 1804 when the notion of sinister interest emerged in Bentham's thought. Bentham appreciated that rulers, rather than being motivated by a desire to promote the greatest happiness of those subject to them, aimed to promote their own happiness, whatever the overall cost to the community. In his constitutional writings of the 1820s, which he addressed to 'all nations professing liberal opinions', Bentham argued that the proper end of constitutional design was to maximize official aptitude and minimize government expense, and that the publicity of official actions, within the context of a republican system of government where sovereignty lay in the people, was the means to achieve it. Bentham's commitment to radical reform led him to advocate the abolition of the British monarchy and House of Lords, the replacement of the Common Law with a codified system of law, and the 'euthanasia' of the Anglican Church.

Remarks on Bentham's Philosophy


Author: John Stuart Mill
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3640234936
Category:
Page: 22
View: 9023
Classic from the year 2008 in the subject Philosophy - Philosophy of the 19th Century, grade: -, -, - entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: First published in 1833. Excerpt: It is no light task to give an abridged view of the philosophical opinions of one, who attempted to place the vast subjects of morals and legislation upon a scientific basis: a mere outline is all that can be attempted. The first principles of Mr. Bentham's philosophy are these--that happiness, meaning by that term pleasure and exemption from pain, is the only thing desirable in itself; that all other things are desirable solely as means to that end; that the production, therefore, of the greatest possible happiness is the only fit purpose of all human thought and action, and consequently of all morality and government; and moreover, that pleasure and pain are the sole agencies by which the conduct of mankind is in fact governed, whatever circumstances the individual may be placed in, and whether he is aware of it or not. Mr. Bentham does not appear to have entered very deeply into the metaphysical grounds of these doctrines; he seems to have taken those grounds very much upon the showing of the metaphysicians who preceded him. The principle of utility, or as he afterward called it, "the greatest-happiness principle," stands no otherwise demonstrated in his writings than by an enumeration of the phrases of a different description which have been commonly employed to denote the rule of life, and the rejection of them all, as having no intelligible meaning, further than as they may involve a tacit reference to considerations of utility. Such are the phrases "law of nature," "right reason," "natural rights," "moral sense." All of these Mr. Bentham regarded as mere covers for dogmatism, excuses for setting up one's own ipse dixit as a rule to bind other people.

    • Philosophy

A Bentham Reader


Author: Jeremy Bentham
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Philosophy
Page: 368
View: 7193

    • History

A Defence of Usury


Author: Jeremy Bentham
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108066941
Category: History
Page: 246
View: 4296
Originally published in 1787, this collection of letters argues against government control of the rate of interest.

The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham

Deontology together with a table of the springs of action and article on utilitarianism
Author: James H. Burns,Amnon Goldworth
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198226098
Category:
Page: 394
View: 1979

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Essays on Bentham

studies in jurisprudence and political theory
Author: Herbert Lionel Adolphus Hart
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: N.A
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 272
View: 4594

    • History

Securities against misrule and other constitutional writings for Tripoli and Greece


Author: Jeremy Bentham,Philip Schofield
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198227250
Category: History
Page: 326
View: 8460
This is a collection of Bentham's essays, dating mainly from late 1822 and early 1823, concerning his attempts to draw up legislation for one Islamic state, and offer advice to another in the process of throwing off Islamic rule. The writings for Tripoli include the famous "Securities Against Misrule," as well as discussion of the social, political, and religious institutions of the country. The writings for Greece include a rare commentary on the first Greek constitution of 1822, and advice and warnings to the Greek legislators against the temptation of "sinister appetites." Both groups of writings emphasize the efficacy of representative institutions and the publicity of official actions in preventing the abuse of governmental power.

    • Fallacies (Logic)

The Book of Fallacies

From Unfinished Papers of Jeremy Bentham
Author: Jeremy Bentham
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fallacies (Logic)
Page: 411
View: 9915