• History

Essays on Bentham

Jurisprudence and Political Philosophy
Author: H. L. A. Hart
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191018716
Category: History
Page: 280
View: 2428
In his introduction Professor Hart offers both an exposition and a critical assesment of some central issues in jurisprudence and political theory. Essay themes include Bentham's identification of the forms of mistification protecting the law from criticism, his relation to Beccaria and his conversion to democratic radicalism.

    • 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: 1364

    • Law

Essays on Bentham

Studies in Jurisprudence and Political Theory
Author: Herbert Lionel Adolphus Hart
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198253486
Category: Law
Page: 272
View: 9930
In his introduction to these closely linked essays Professor Hart offers both an exposition and a critical assessment of some central issues in jurisprudence and political theory. Some of the essays touch on themes to which little attention has been paid, such as Bentham's identification of the forms of mysitification protecting the law from criticism; his relation to Beccaria; and his conversion to democratic radicalism and a passionate admiration for the United States.

    • Philosophy

Utilitarianism and On Liberty

Including 'Essay on Bentham' and Selections from the Writings of Jeremy Bentham and John Austin
Author: John Stuart Mill
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047077679X
Category: Philosophy
Page: 272
View: 9428
Including three of his most famous and important essays, Utilitarianism, On Liberty, and Essay on Bentham, along with formative selections from Jeremy Bentham and John Austin, this volume provides a uniquely perspicuous view of Mill's ethical and political thought. Contains Mill's most famous and influential works, Utilitarianism and On Liberty as well as his important Essay on Bentham. Uses the 1871 edition of Utilitarianism, the last to be published in Mill's lifetime. Includes selections from Bentham and John Austin, the two thinkers who most influenced Mill. Introduction written by Mary Warnock, a highly respected figure in 20th-century ethics in her own right. Provides an extensive, up-to-date bibliography with the best scholarship on Mill, Bentham and Utilitarianism.

    • Ethics

Utilitarianism

On Liberty ; Essay on Bentham
Author: John Stuart Mill
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Ethics
Page: 352
View: 3523

    • Utilitarianism

Utilitarianism


Author: John Stuart Mill
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Utilitarianism
Page: 96
View: 7244

    • Architecture

Essays on Gothic Architecture


Author: Thomas Warton,James Bentham,Francis Grose,John Milner
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Architecture
Page: 176
View: 1784

    • Business & Economics

The Legal Philosophy and Influence of Jeremy Bentham

Essays on 'Of the Limits of the Penal Branch of Jurisprudence'
Author: Guillaume Tusseau
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317664752
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 422
View: 7217
Gathering together an impressive array of legal scholars from around the world, this book features essays on Jeremy Bentham’s major legal theoretical treatise, Of the Limits of the Penal Branch of Jurisprudence, reassessing Bentham’s theories of law as well as his impact on jurisprudence. While offering a suggestive picture of contemporary Bentham studies, the book provides a thorough examination of concepts such as legal discourse, legal norms, legal system, and subjective legal positions. The book compares Bentham’s approach with other landmark theories and the works of major legal philosophers including Austin, Hart and Kelsen, and explores Bentham’s treatise through major trends in contemporary legal thought, such as the imperative theory of law, deontic logic, Scandinavian and American legal realisms, the pure theory of law, and critical legal thought. Resisting any apologetic stance, the book elucidates how consistent with Bentham’s all-encompassing project of utilitarian reform ‘Limits’ turns out to be, and how this sheds light on contemporary modes of governance. The book will be great use and interest to scholars and students of contemporary jurisprudence, legal theory, 19th century philosophy, and public law.

    • Literary Criticism

Mill on Bentham and Coleridge


Author: Leavis
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521233309
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 176
View: 8312
John Stuart Mill described Bentham and Coleridge as 'the two great seminal minds' of early nineteenth-century England. Coleridge, who asserted the primacy of the transcendent imagination, was in a obvious sense the direct opposite of Bentham, the resolute proponent of Utilitarianism but Mill, while recognizing the separateness of their creeds, appreciated both and saw both as necessary to the intellectual vigour of the nation. Mill's major essays on Bentham and Coleridge were first published in The Westminster Review, in 1838 and 1840 respectively. In this substantial introduction to them here F.R. Leavis argues that they are essential documents for an understanding of Victorian culture he traces their influence on the thinking of Dickens, George Eliot and Matthew Arnold, and examines their significance for contemporary principles of liberal education.

    • Law

Essays in Jurisprudence and Philosophy


Author: H. L. A. Hart
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191018724
Category: Law
Page: 404
View: 2297
This important collection of essays includes Professor Hart's first defense of legal positivism; his discussion of the distinctive teaching of American and Scandinavian jurisprudence; an examination of theories of basic human rights and the notion of "social solidarity," and essays on Jhering, Kelsen, Holmes, and Lon Fuller.

    • Philosophy

Essays on Ethics and Method


Author: Henry Sidgwick,Marcus G. Singer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198250223
Category: Philosophy
Page: 346
View: 4213
This is a selection of the shorter writings of the 19th-century moral philosopher Henry Sidgwick. Sidgwick's monumental work "The Methods of Ethics" is a classic of philosophy. These essays develop further Sidgwick's ethical ideas, respond to criticism of the "Methods", and discuss rival theories. Other aspects of Sidgwick's thought are also illuminated, in particular his interests in method, verification, and proof. The essays show Sidgwick to be a forerunner of 20th-century analytical philosophy: they illustrate his emphasis on common sense and ordinary language, and exemplify not only his care, clarity, and precision, but also the wit and humour that are not prominent in his longer works. Marcus Singer provides an editorial introduction to Sidgwick and his intellectual context.

    • Political Science

Jeremy Bentham

Ten Critical Essays
Author: Bhikhu Parekh
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136576452
Category: Political Science
Page: 204
View: 7897
Jeremy Bentham, the father of utilitarianism, not only created a philosophical system which sought a rational solution to the problems of ethics, but was also concerned with the practical application of his theories to social reforms, administration, education and the law. This reissued volume represents a comprehensive collection of essays on Bentham’s work from J. S. Mill to the year of the book’s first publication in 1974. The wide range of Bentham’s concern and the varied reactions he provoked are well represented by the essays in this volume. It begins with Mill’s famous appraisal of the virtues and deficiencies of the theory that had so much influence on his own, followed by the criticisms of perhaps the ablest of Bentham’s (and Mill’s) contemporary opponents, William Whewell. Bentham’s psychology and analysis of human motivation is dealt with by John Watson, and in the editor’s own essay on the thorny problem of the justification of the principle of utility, the whole question of the link between specific human desires and the general desire for pleasure is examined as a psychological as well as a logical problem. The seldom-considered subject of Bentham’s logic and the way in which he anticipates in some respects the work of Frege and Wittgenstein is considered by H. L. A. Hart, who has also contributed a paper on the question of sovereignty. Bentham’s Political Fallacies is examined by Professor Burns, and the Constitutional Code and its projection of Bentham’s ideal republic as considered by Thomas Peardon makes interesting reading in the light of David Robert’s analysis of the impact Bentham had on the Victorian administrative state. Finally, there is Wesley C. Mitchell’s interesting paper on the notorious felicific calculus. The editor has written an extensive introduction which will prove useful not only to those unfamiliar with Bentham’s writings but to those acquainted with only one aspect of his work. Philosophers, jurists and political scientists should all find something of interest in this collection.

    • Law

Evaluation and Legal Theory


Author: Julie Dickson
Publisher: Hart Publishing
ISBN: 1841131849
Category: Law
Page: 148
View: 2641
If Raz and Dworkin disagree over how law should be characterised,how are we, their jurisprudential public, supposed to go about adjudicating between the rival theories which they offer us? To what considerations would those theorists themselves appeal in order to convince us that their accounts of law are accurate and successful? Moreover, what is it that makes an account of law successful? Evaluation and Legal Theory tackles methodological or meta-theoretical issues such as these, and does so via attempting to answer the question: to what extent, and in what sense, must a legal theorist make value judgements about his data in order to construct a successful theory of law? Dispelling the obfuscatory myth that legal positivism seeks a 'value-free' account of law, the author attempts to explain and defend Joseph Raz's position that evaluation is essential to successful legal theory, whilst refuting John Finnis and Ronald Dworkin's contentions that the legal theorist must morally evaluate and morally justify the law in order to properly explain its nature.The book does not claim to solve the many mysteries of meta-legal theory but does seek to contribute to and engender rigorous and focused debate on this topic.

    • Law

Bentham's Theory of Law and Public Opinion


Author: Xiaobo Zhai,Michael Quinn
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107042259
Category: Law
Page: 264
View: 5992
Intended for academics and students who are interested in legal and political philosophy and in intellectual and legal history, this volume brings together the latest research from leading Bentham scholars and challenges the dominant understandings of Bentham among legal and political philosophers.

Jeremy Bentham

Critical Assessments
Author: Bhikhu C. Parekh
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415046534
Category:
Page: 2569
View: 898

    • Law

More Essays in Legal Philosophy

General Assessments of Legal Philosophies
Author: Robert S. Summers
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520019713
Category: Law
Page: 161
View: 5994


    • Philosophy

On Liberty, Utilitarianism and Other Essays


Author: John Stuart Mill
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199670803
Category: Philosophy
Page: 547
View: 3179
Previous edition: published as On liberty and other essays. 1991.

    • Law

Essays in Jurisprudence and Philosophy


Author: H. L. A. Hart
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191018724
Category: Law
Page: 404
View: 1995
This important collection of essays includes Professor Hart's first defense of legal positivism; his discussion of the distinctive teaching of American and Scandinavian jurisprudence; an examination of theories of basic human rights and the notion of "social solidarity," and essays on Jhering, Kelsen, Holmes, and Lon Fuller.