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Bentham, Jeremy 1748-1832

Works: 1,656 works in 6,246 publications in 10 languages and 116,015 library holdings
Genres: History  Records and correspondence  Rules  Controversial literature  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Portraits  Church history  Biography  Catechisms  Commentaries 
Roles: Author, Translator, Printer, Other, Recipient, Contributor, Dedicatee, Former owner, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: B1574.B33, 192
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An introduction to the principles of morals and legislation by Jeremy Bentham( Book )

244 editions published between 1789 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 3,984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An electronic version of Bentham's classic work of utilitarian philosophy. The HTML text is rendered from the 1907 Oxford University Press edition, which in turn was a reprint of the 1823 edition. The e-text is part of a site maintained by Dan Bonevac and Paul Lyon called 'Classical Utilitarianism'
A fragment on government and An introduction to the principles of morals and legislation by Jeremy Bentham( Book )

208 editions published between 1776 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume makes available one of the central texts in the development of utilitarian tradition, in the authoritative 1977 edition prepared by Professors Burns and Hart as part of Bentham's Collected Works. Certain that history was on his side, Bentham sought to rid the world of the hideous mess wrought by legal obfuscation and confusion, and to transform politics into a rational, scientific activity, premised on the fundamental axiom that "it is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the measure of right and wrong
The theory of legislation by Jeremy Bentham( Book )

203 editions published between 1802 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 2,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Whatever may be thought of the Principle of Utility, when considered as the foundation of morals, no one now-a-days will undertake to deny that it is the only safe rule of legislation. To establish and illustrate this proposition, and to show how it ought to be, and might be carried into practice, was the aim and end of Bentham's life and writings. Bacon derives his fame from the fact that he was the first who fully appreciated and formally laid down the proposition, now familiar to everybody, that experiment and observation are the only solid bases of the physical sciences. In the moral sciences, and especially in legislation, the principle of utility is the only certain guide; and, in the estimation of an impartial posterity, Bentham will rank with Bacon, as an original genius of the first order. During a long life, devoted solely and assiduously to the study of jurisprudence, besides his occasional publications, he produced an immense mass of manuscripts, containing a fund of most valuable ideas, but unshaped, unarranged, and in a state quite unfit for publication. Fortunately for the cause of science, these materials were not left to perish; an interpreter, a compiler, a spokesman was found, every way worthy of the task he assumed. Dumont, a citizen of Geneva, whom political troubles had driven from his own country, after a residence of some years at St. Petersburg, where he gained a high reputation as a preacher of the Reformed Church, came to London under the patronage of the Lansdowne family, and there made Bentham's acquaintance. He became his friend and disciple, was permitted to examine and to study his manuscript treatises; and, having discovered the value of this hidden treasure, he solicited the task of arranging, condensing, filling out, compiling, and translating into the French language. As soon as Bentham had discovered the great divisions, the great classifications of laws, he embraced legislation as a whole, and formed the vast project of treating it in all its parts. He considered it not as composed of detached works, but as forming a single work. He had before his eyes the general chart of the science, and after that model he framed particular charts of all its departments. Hence it follows that the most striking peculiarity of his writings is their perfect correspondence. Among Dumont's first publications from the manuscripts of Bentham, was the treatise of which these volumes contain a translation. He afterwards brought out several other works compiled in the same way, and from the same sources; and it is only in these compilations that we find anything like a clear and complete development of the ideas of Bentham, or a full exposition of his system of legislation. Public attention in America is every day more and more attracted to the subject of Legal Reform; and the translator flatters himself that he will have performed a useful and acceptable service, in restoring to its native English tongue the following treatise. It includes a vast field, never before surveyed upon any regular plan, and least of all according to such principles as Bentham has laid down. In the application of those principles he has, doubtless, made some mistakes; for mistakes are of necessity incident to a first attempt. But he has himself furnished us with the means of detecting those mistakes and of correcting them. He asks us to receive nothing on his mere authority. He subjects everything to the test of General Utility." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Jeremy Bentham's economic writings by Jeremy Bentham( Book )

74 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reprinting three classic volumes on Jeremy Bentham's economic writings, the set contains historical introductions and collections of passages from Bentham's non-economic writings
Défense de l'usure, ou, Lettres sur les inconvénients des lois qui fixent le taux de l'intérêt de l'argent by Jeremy Bentham( Book )

208 editions published between 1787 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bantham, Jeremy: A protest against law-taxes, shewing the peculiar mischievousness of all such impositions as add to the expense of appeal to justice. 70 S
Bentham's Theory of fictions by Jeremy Bentham( Book )

35 editions published between 1932 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comment on the Commentaries and A fragment on government by Jeremy Bentham( Book )

61 editions published between 1928 and 2010 in English and German and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bentham offers a detailed critique of William Blackstone's 'Commentaries on the Laws of England' (1765-9). He provides important reflections on the nature of law, and more particularly on the nature of customary and statute law, and on judicial interpretation
Bentham's handbook of political fallacies by Jeremy Bentham( Book )

31 editions published between 1952 and 1971 in English and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Utilitarianism by John Stuart Mill( Book )

53 editions published between 1962 and 2004 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his essays on Bentham and Coleridge, and above all in Utilitarianism, Mill balanced the claims of reason and the imagination, justice and expediency, individuality and social well-being in a system of ethics that is as relevant to today's intellectual and moral dilemmas as it was to the nineteenth century's
The works of Jeremy Bentham by Jeremy Bentham( Book )

51 editions published between 1838 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deontology ; together with A table of the springs of action ; and the Article on Utilitarianism by Jeremy Bentham( Book )

57 editions published between 1834 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First principles preparatory to constitutional code by Jeremy Bentham( Book )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rationale of judicial evidence, specially applied to English practice by Jeremy Bentham( Book )

25 editions published between 1827 and 2011 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plan of parliamentary reform, in the form of a catechism, with reasons for each article : with an introduction, shewing the necessity of radical, and the inadequacy of moderate reform by Jeremy Bentham( Book )

33 editions published between 1817 and 2007 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legislator of the world : writings on codification, law, and education by Jeremy Bentham( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bentham's central concern during the 1810s and 1820s was with the codification of the law. Rejecting both the common law and the historical approach to codification, he argued that a code of law should be based on a rigorous logical analysis of the categories of human action, and that each enactment should be followed by the reasons which justified it. Such an "all-comprehensive" code containing an interwoven rationale would signal a new era in legislation. Once one state had adopted such a code, other states would be obliged to follow its example, and Bentham would become in effect "legislator of the world"
Benthamiana, or, Select extracts from the works of Jeremy Bentham : with an outline of his opinions on the principal subjects discussed in his works by Jeremy Bentham( Book )

36 editions published between 1843 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colonies, commerce, and constitutional law : Rid yourselves of Ultramaria and other writings on Spain and Spanish America by Jeremy Bentham( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Official aptitude maximized, expense minimized by Jeremy Bentham( Book )

10 editions published between 1830 and 2009 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political tactics by Jeremy Bentham( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political Tactics, composed for the Estates General in the months just prior to the outbreak of the French Revolution, is one of Bentham's most original works. It contains the first theoretical analysis of parliamentary procedure ever written
Church-of-Englandism and its catechism examined by Jeremy Bentham( Book )

35 editions published between 1817 and 2011 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Church-of-Englandism and its Catechism Examined, printed in 1817 and published in 1818, was part of Bentham's sustained attack on English political, legal, and ecclesiastical establishments. Bentham argues that the purpose of the Church's system of education, in particular the schools sponsored by the Church-dominated National Society for the Education of the Poor, was to instil habits of insincerity into the population at large, and thereby protect the abuses which were profitable both to the clergy and the ruling classes in general. Bentham recommends the 'euthanasia' of the Church, and argues that government sponsored proposals were in fact intended to propagate the system of abuse rather than reform it. An appendix based on original manuscripts, which deals with the relationship between Church and state, is published here for the first time. This authoritative version of the text is accompanied by an editorial introduction, comprehensive annotation, collations of several extracts published during Bentham's lifetime, and subject and name indexes
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A fragment on government and An introduction to the principles of morals and legislation
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Bentham, Jeremy

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Mahtneb Jrmie 1748-1832

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