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Utility and Democracy: The Political Thought of Jeremy Bentham

Philip Schofield


This book is the first comprehensive account of the political thought of Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832), the philosopher and reformer, and draws on an extensive range of unpublished manuscripts and original printed texts, and on the new, authoritative edition of The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham. A further distinctive feature lies in its thorough investigation of the intimate relationship between Bentham’s political thought on the one hand, and his legal and religious thought on the other. The book begins with a lucid account of Bentham’s theory of logic and language, which is shown to underpi ... More

Keywords: legal history, radicalism, legal reform, constitutional law, utilitarianism, democracy, publicity, happiness

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780198208563
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208563.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Philip Schofield, author
Professor of the History of Legal and Political Thought, University College London
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