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Dumont, Etienne 1759-1829

Works: 381 works in 1,065 publications in 5 languages and 10,694 library holdings
Genres: History  Records and correspondence  Biography  Portraits  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Redactor, Auctioneer, Compiler, Adapter, Honoree, Creator, Other, Contributor
Classifications: B1574.B33, 340.112
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Most widely held works by Etienne Dumont
The theory of legislation by Jeremy Bentham( Book )

81 editions published between 1864 and 2011 in English and held by 1,096 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)
Traités de législation civile et pénale by Jeremy Bentham( Book )

86 editions published between 1802 and 1858 in 4 languages and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu you li fa yuan li,Min fa dian yuan li yi ji xing fa dian yuan li san juan gou cheng.Shu zhong dui gong li yuan ze,Wu duan yuan ze huo tong gan he fan gan yuan ze,Min fa de mu de,Fan zui deng zhu duo nei rong jin xing le chan shu
The great Frenchman and the little Genevese by Etienne Dumont( Book )

74 editions published between 1823 and 1989 in French and English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rationale of punishment by Jeremy Bentham( Book )

74 editions published between 1811 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A treatise on judicial evidence by Jeremy Bentham( Book )

17 editions published between 1825 and 1981 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recollections of Mirabeau, and of the two first legislative assemblies of France by Etienne Dumont( Book )

22 editions published between 1832 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the principles of morals and legislation by Jeremy Bentham( Book )

27 editions published between 1830 and 2010 in English and German and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Having a two-fold object in view, the work herewith submitted to my countrymen is in two parts. By the first, which is nothing more than a familiar biographical sketch, they are brought acquainted with the man Jeremy Bentham: by the last, which may be regarded as an abridgment of his whole system of philosophy, with the Philanthropist, the Lawgiver, and the Statesman. Of the biographical sketch referred to, which precedes the following translation of his celebrated work on morals and law, by M. Dumont of Geneva, a small part has already appeared in the Yankee and other journals of our country; the remainder is entirely new. The whole of the second part has been carefully reviewed and compared with the originals, paragraph by paragraph. The readers (and the writers) of the Edinburgh, Quarterly, Westminster and North American Reviews, will now have what they never have had before--an opportunity of knowing the truth and the whole truth about the character and opinions, the philosophy and the faith of a man, whose followers--the calumniated Utilitarians--are now so numerous and so powerful, as to be reckoned a party in the British empire"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)
Theory of legislation by Jeremy Bentham( Book )

5 editions published between 1840 and 1940 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bentham's Theory of legislation; being Principes de législation and Traités de législation civile et pénale, tr. and ed. from the French of Étienne Dumont by Jeremy Bentham( Book )

11 editions published between 1914 and 2007 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grundsätze der Civil- und Criminal-Gesetzgebung by Jeremy Bentham( Book )

15 editions published in 1830 in German and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oeuvres by Jeremy Bentham( Book )

6 editions published in 1840 in French and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traité des preuves judiciaires by Jeremy Bentham( Book )

17 editions published between 1823 and 1830 in French and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Della formazione de' codici by Jeremy Bentham( Book )

4 editions published in 1830 in Italian and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tactique des assemblées législatives, suivie d'un traité des sophismes politiques; ouvrage extrait des manuscrits de m. Jérémie Bentham by Jeremy Bentham( Book )

9 editions published in 1816 in French and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Projet de code pénal pour la république et canton de Genève by Geneva (Switzerland : Canton)( Book )

5 editions published between 1821 and 1829 in French and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rationale of reward by Jeremy Bentham( Book )

2 editions published in 1830 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters, containing an account of the late revolution in France by Etienne Dumont( Book )

9 editions published between 1792 and 2005 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Etienne Dumont, 1759-1829 : l'ami de Mirabeau, le voyageur, le patriote genevois by Jean Martin( Book )

2 editions published in 1942 in Undetermined and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some notes on Sir Samuel Romilly and Etienne Dumont by William J Collins( Book )

1 edition published in 1924 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Dumont 1759-1829

Dumont 1759-1829 M.

Dumont, E.

Dumont, É. 1759-1829

Dumont, É. (Étienne), 1759-1829

Dumont, ÉE. 1759-1829

Dumont, Esteban 1759-1829

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Dümont, Etienne 1759-1829

Dumont, Étienne P. 1759-1829

Dumont, Étienne Pierre 1759-1829

Dumont, Étienne Pierre Louis

Dumont Étienne-Pierre-Louis 1759-1829

Dumont, M.

Dumont, M., 1759-1829

Dumont, M. (Etienne), 1759-1829

Dumont, P. E. L. 1759-1829

Dumont, Pierre É. 1759-1829

Dumont, Pierre Étienne Louis

Dumont, Pierre Étienne Louis 1759-1829

Dumont, St 1759-1829

Dumont, Stephan 1759-1829

Dumont, Stephen 1759-1829

Dymontos, Stephanos 1759-1829

Étienne Dumont politicus uit Zwitserland (1759-1829)

Étienne Dumont schweizisk författare och politiker

Étienne Dumont schweizisk skribent og politiker

Étienne Dumont sveitsisk skribent og politikar

Étienne Dumont sveitsisk skribent og politiker

Groenvelt, Heinrich Friedrich 1759-1829

Pierre Dumont politico svizzero

Pierre Étienne Louis Dumont Swiss writer

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French (249)

English (197)

German (26)

Spanish (5)

Italian (4)

The rationale of punishmentRecollections of Mirabeau, and of the two first legislative assemblies of FranceThe French Revolution and the creation of Benthamism