WorldCat Identities

Milne, Alexander Taylor

Overview
Works: 139 works in 343 publications in 1 language and 4,648 library holdings
Genres: Bibliographies  Personal correspondence  History  Biographies  Catalogs  Literature 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Compiler, Publishing director
Classifications: B1574.B34, 192
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works by Alexander Taylor Milne
The correspondence of Jeremy Bentham by Jeremy Bentham( Book )

in English and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jeremy Bentham was a British philosopher, jurist, and social reformer. He is regarded as the founder of modern utilitarianism. Bentham became a leading theorist in Anglo-American philosophy of law, and a political radical whose ideas influenced the development of welfarism. He advocated individual and economic freedom, the separation of church and state, freedom of expression, equal rights for women, the right to divorce, and the decriminalising of homosexual acts. He called for the abolition of slavery, the abolition of the death penalty, and the abolition of physical punishment, including that of children. He has also become known in recent years as an early advocate of animal rights. Though strongly in favour of the extension of individual legal rights, he opposed the idea of natural law and natural rights, calling them "nonsense upon stilts."
The correspondence of Jeremy Bentham by Jeremy Bentham( )

22 editions published between 1981 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first five volumes of theCorrespondence of Jeremy Benthamcontain over 1,300 letters written both to and from Bentham over a 50-year period, beginning in 1752 (aged three) with his earliest surviving letter to his grandmother, and ending in 1797 with correspondence concerning his attempts to set up a national scheme for the provision of poor relief. Against the background of the debates on the American Revolution of 1776 and the French Revolution of 1789, to which he made significant contributions, Bentham worked first on producing a complete penal code, which involved him in detailed explorations of fundamental legal ideas, and then on his panopticon prison scheme. Despite developing a host of original and ground-breaking ideas, contained in a mass of manuscripts, he published little during these years, and remained, at the close of this period, a relatively obscure individual. Nevertheless, these volumes reveal how the foundations were laid for the remarkable rise of Benthamite utilitarianism in the early nineteenth century. Bentham's life in the mid-1790s was dominated by the panopticon, both as a prison and as a network of workhouses for the indigent. The letters in this volume document in excruciating detail Bentham's attempt to build a panopticon prison in London, and the opposition he faced from local aristocratic landowners. His brother Samuel was appointed as Inspector-General of Naval Works and in September 1796 married Mary Sophia Fordyce
The correspondence of Jeremy Bentham by Jeremy Bentham( )

18 editions published between 1981 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first five volumes of the Correspondence of Jeremy Bentham contain over 1,300 letters written both to and from Bentham over a 50-year period, beginning in 1752 (aged three) with his earliest surviving letter to his grandmother, and ending in 1797 with correspondence concerning his attempts to set up a national scheme for the provision of poor relief. Against the background of the debates on the American Revolution of 1776 and the French Revolution of 1789, to which he made significant contributions, Bentham worked first on producing a complete penal code, which involved him in detailed explorations of fundamental legal ideas, and then on his panopticon prison scheme. Despite developing a host of original and ground-breaking ideas, contained in a mass of manuscripts, he published little during these years, and remained, at the close of this period, a relatively obscure individual. Nevertheless, these volumes reveal how the foundations were laid for the remarkable rise of Benthamite utilitarianism in the early nineteenth century. In 1789 Bentham publishedAn Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation, which remains his most famous work, but which had little impact at the time, followed in 1791 byThe Panopticon: or, The Inspection-House, in which he proposed the building of a circular penitentiary house. Bentham's correspondence unfolds against the backdrop of the increasingly violent French Revolution, and shows his initial sympathy for France turning into hostility. On a personal level, in 1791 his brother Samuel returned from Russia, and in 1792 he inherited his father's house in Queen's Square Place, Westminster together with a significant property portfolio
Historical study in the west : France, Great Britain, Western Germany, the United States by Boyd C Shafer( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A centenary guide to the publications of the Royal Historical Society, 1868-1968, and of the former Camden Society, 1838-1897 by Alexander Taylor Milne( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Librarianship and literature: essays in honour of Jack Pafford. by John Henry Pyle Pafford( Book )

24 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These essays are produced in honour of the seventieth birthday of Dr J.H. Pafford, Goldsmith's Librarian of the University of London from 1945 to 1967, and reflect his interests in librarianship, textual editing and local history
Catalogue of the manuscripts of Jeremy Bentham in the Library of University College, London by London University College( Book )

4 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writings on British history, 1940-1945 : a bibliography of books and articles on the history of Great Britain from about 400 A.D. to 1914 by Royal Historical Society (Great Britain)( Book )

33 editions published between 1935 and 1978 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue of the manuscripts of Jeremy Bentham in the library of University college, London by London University College( Book )

9 editions published in 1937 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writings on British history, 1934-1945; a bibliography of books and articles on the history of Great Britain from about 450 A.D. to 1914 by Royal Historical Society (Great Britain)( Book )

1 edition published in 1937 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The correspondence of Jeremy Bentham by Jeremy Bentham( )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first five volumes of the Correspondence of Jeremy Bentham contain over 1,300 letters written both to and from Bentham over a 50-year period, beginning in 1752 (aged three) with his earliest surviving letter to his grandmother, and ending in 1797 with correspondence concerning his attempts to set up a national scheme for the provision of poor relief. Against the background of the debates on the American Revolution of 1776 and the French Revolution of 1789, to which he made significant contributions, Bentham worked first on producing a complete penal code, which involved him in detailed explorations of fundamental legal ideas, and then on his panopticon prison scheme. Despite developing a host of original and ground-breaking ideas, contained in a mass of manuscripts, he published little during these years, and remained, at the close of this period, a relatively obscure individual. Nevertheless, these volumes reveal how the foundations were laid for the remarkable rise of Benthamite utilitarianism in the early nineteenth century"--back cover
The correspondence of Jeremy BenthamnVolume 5 by Jeremy Bentham( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The correspondence of Jeremy BenthamnVolume 4 by Jeremy Bentham( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The correspondence of Jeremy Bentham by Jeremy Bentham( Book )

5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The correspondence of Jeremy Bentham by Jeremy Bentham( Book )

in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first five volumes of the Correspondence of Jeremy Bentham contain more than 1,300 letters written to and from Bentham over fifty years, beginning in 1752 at the age of three and ending in 1797 with correspondence concerning his attempts to set up a national plan for the provision of poor relief. The letters in Volume 1 (1752-1776) document his difficult relationship with his father—Bentham lost five infant siblings and his mother—and his increasing attachment to his surviving brother, Samuel. We also see an early glimpse of Bentham’s education, as he committed himself to philosophy and legal reform. The exchanges in Volume 2 (1777-1780) cover a major event: a trip by Samuel to Russia. This volume also reveals Bentham working intensively on the development of a code of penal law, enhancing his reputation as a legal thinker. Volume 3 (1781-1788) shows that despite developing a host of original ideas, Bentham actually published little during this time. Nevertheless, this volume also reveals how the foundations were being laid for the rise of Benthamite utilitarianism. The letters in Volume 4 (1788-1793) coincide with the publication of An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation, which had little impact at the time. In 1791 he published The Panopticon: or, The Inspection-House, which he proposed the building of a circular penitentiary house. Bentham’s letters unfold against the backdrop of the French Revolution and show that his initial sympathy for France began to turn into hostility. Bentham’s life during the years in Volume 5 (1794-1797) was dominated by the panopticon, both as a prison and as an indigent workhouse. The letters in this volume document in great detail Bentham’s attempt to build a panopticon prison in London, and the opposition he faced from local aristocratic landowners."--
The manuscripts of Jeremy Bentham : a chronological index to the collection in the Library of University College London by Douglas G Long( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.45 (from 0.28 for The corres ... to 0.94 for The corres ...)

The correspondence of Jeremy Bentham
Covers
The correspondence of Jeremy BenthamLibrarianship and literature: essays in honour of Jack Pafford.The correspondence of Jeremy BenthamThe correspondence of Jeremy Bentham
Alternative Names
Alexander Taylor Milne

Alexander Taylor Milne bibliothecaris

Alexander Taylor Milne English historian

Milne, A. T.

Milne, A. T. 1906-

Milne, A. T. (Alexander Taylor), 1906-

Milne, A. Taylor.

Milne, A. Taylor 1906-

Milne, A. Taylor (Alexander Taylor), 1906-

Milne, Alexander 1806-1896

Milne, Alexander 1906-

Milne, Alexander Taylor 1906-

Milne, Taylor 1906-

Taylor Milne, A. 1906-

Taylor Milne, A. (Alexander), 1906-

Taylor Milne, Alexander 1906-

Languages
English (164)