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Essays on Bentham: Jurisprudence and Political Philosophy

H. L. A. Hart


This book is both an exposition and a critical assessment of some central issues in jurisprudence and political theory. Chapter themes include Bentham's identification of the forms of mystification protecting the law from criticism, his relation to Beccaria and his conversion to democratic radicalism.

Keywords: jurisprudence, political theory, Bentham, law and criticism, Beccaria, democratic radicalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1982 Print ISBN-13: 9780198254683
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198254683.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

H. L. A. Hart, author