1st Edition

Bentham's Political Thought





ISBN 9781138680302
Published December 31, 2017 by Routledge
338 Pages

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Book Description

In this book, first published in 1973, the editor has drawn heavily on Bentham’s manuscripts and has tried to provide a coherent statement of Bentham’s legal and political thought. Unlike Plato, Aristotle, Hobbes or Mill, Bentham did not write one single work containing the basic principles of his legal and political philosophy. This titles presents Bentham’s work in a systematic manner, and will be of interest to students of philosophy, politics and history.

Table of Contents

Preface;  Introduction;  1. Ontology  2. Exposition  3. Phenomena of the Human Mind  4. Springs of Action  5. Of the Principle of Utility  6. Virtue  7. Value of a Pain or Pleasure  8. The Idea of a Political Society  9. Of Subjects  10. What a Law Is  11. Source of a Law  12. Force of a Law  13. Power and Right  14. Leading Principles of a Constitutional Code  15. The People  16. Legislature  17. Prime Minister and Ministers  18. Sublegislature and Local Headman  19. Fallacies  20. Declaration of Rights  21. Nature of Political Reasoning  22. Summary of Basic Principles;  Appendices;  Notes

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