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Bentham, Jeremy 1748-1832

Works: 1,836 works in 6,339 publications in 6 languages and 119,327 library holdings
Genres: History  Records and correspondence  Rules  Portraits  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Commentaries  Case studies  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Translator, Printer, Other, Dedicatee, Contributor, Recipient, Bibliographic antecedent, Former owner
Classifications: B1574.B33, 192
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An introduction to the principles of morals and legislation by Jeremy Bentham( Book )
171 editions published between 1789 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 3,548 libraries worldwide
An electronic version of Bentham's classic work of utilitarian philosophy. The HTML text is rendered from the 1907 Oxford University Press edition, which in turn was a reprint of the 1823 edition. The e-text is part of a site maintained by Dan Bonevac and Paul Lyon called 'Classical Utilitarianism'
A fragment on government and An introduction to the principles of morals and legislation by Jeremy Bentham( Book )
108 editions published between 1823 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,058 libraries worldwide
This volume makes available one of the central texts in the development of utilitarian tradition, in the authoritative 1977 edition prepared by Professors Burns and Hart as part of Bentham's Collected Works. Certain that history was on his side, Bentham sought to rid the world of the hideous mess wrought by legal obfuscation and confusion, and to transform politics into a rational, scientific activity, premised on the fundamental axiom that "it is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the measure of right and wrong
The theory of legislation by Jeremy Bentham( Book )
124 editions published between 1864 and 2013 in English and held by 1,670 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)
Bentham's Theory of fictions by Jeremy Bentham( Book )
31 editions published between 1932 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,006 libraries worldwide
First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
Jeremy Bentham's economic writings by Jeremy Bentham( Book )
in English and held by 863 libraries worldwide
Bentham's handbook of political fallacies by Jeremy Bentham( Book )
34 editions published between 1952 and 1971 in English and held by 774 libraries worldwide
An English edition was first published in 1824 under title: The book of fallacies
The works of Jeremy Bentham by Jeremy Bentham( Book )
53 editions published between 1838 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 736 libraries worldwide
Constitutional code : vol. I by Jeremy Bentham( Book )
31 editions published between 1841 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 484 libraries worldwide
First principles preparatory to constitutional code by Jeremy Bentham( Book )
9 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 483 libraries worldwide
Deontology ; together with A table of the springs of action ; and the Article on Utilitarianism by Jeremy Bentham( Book )
25 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 472 libraries worldwide
Traités de législation civile et pénale by Jeremy Bentham( Book )
65 editions published between 1802 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 464 libraries worldwide
Rationale of judicial evidence, specially applied to English practice by Jeremy Bentham( Book )
28 editions published between 1827 and 1995 in English and held by 433 libraries worldwide
Legislator of the world : writings on codification, law, and education by Jeremy Bentham( Book )
16 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and German and held by 430 libraries worldwide
Bentham attempted to persuade legislative authorities in the United States of America, Russia, Spain, Portugal, Greece, South and Central America, and elsewhere, to invite him to draft a code of law for them. The works presented in this volume record in detail Bentham's dealings with such eminent figures as James Madison, John Quincy Adams, Emperor Alexander I, Prince Adam Czartoryski, Alexander Mavrokordatos, Bernadino Rivadavia, and Jose del Valle
Colonies, commerce, and constitutional law : Rid yourselves of Ultramaria and other writings on Spain and Spanish America by Jeremy Bentham( Book )
10 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 381 libraries worldwide
Benthamiana, or, Select extracts from the works of Jeremy Bentham : with an outline of his opinions on the principal subjects discussed in his works by Jeremy Bentham( Book )
31 editions published between 1843 and 2007 in English and held by 368 libraries worldwide
Official aptitude maximized, expense minimized by Jeremy Bentham( Book )
10 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 355 libraries worldwide
Political tactics by Jeremy Bentham( Book )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 327 libraries worldwide
Political Tactics, composed for the Estates General in the months just prior to the outbreak of the French Revolution, is one of Bentham's most original works. It contains the earliest and perhaps most important theoretical analysis of parliamentary procedure ever written. It was subsequently translated into many languages and has had a far-reaching influence - for instance, it provided the basis for the regulations adopted in the 1820s governing the procedures of the Buenos Aires assembly, and as recently as the early 1990s it was reprinted by the Spanish Cortes. With typical thoroughness and insight, Bentham discusses such central themes as the publicity of procedings, the rules of debate, the conduct of deputies, and the proper steps to be taken in composing, proposing, and voting on a motion. Even such relatively minor points as the size of the assembly-room and the costume of the deputies are not overlooked. All along Bentham illustrates his points by reference to the actual practice of both the British Houses of Parliament and the French provincial assemblies
Défense de l'usure, ou, Lettres sur les inconvénients des lois qui fixent le taux de l'intérêt de l'argent by Jeremy Bentham( Book )
60 editions published between 1787 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 288 libraries worldwide
The rationale of reward by Jeremy Bentham( Book )
23 editions published between 1825 and 2013 in English and French and held by 231 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Beauchamp, Philip

Beauchamp, Philip
Bentam 1748-1832
Bentam, Dzheremi
Bentam, Dz︠h︡eremi 1748-1832
Bentam, Ieremëía 1748-1832
Bentam, Ieremia
Bentam, Ieremi︠a︡ 1748-1832
Bentam, Ieremija 1748-1832
Bentam Iyeremiya
Bentam, Jeremiâ.
Bentam, Jeremía, 1748-1832
Bentems, Džeremijs 1748-1832
Bentham 1748-1832
Bentham, Geremia 1748-1832
Bentham, J.
Bentham, Jeremi.
Bentham, Jeremías
Bentham, Jeremías 1748-1832
Bentham, Jérémie
Bentham Jérémie 1748-1832
Bentham, Jeremy
Benthamos, Hieremias 1748-1832
Bianqin 1748-1832
Ceremi Bentam
Džeremijs Bentems
Ieremias Bentham
Jeremi Bensamu
Jeremy Bentham angielski filozof, prawnik i ekonomista
Jeremy Bentham Brits filosoof
Jeremy Bentham englischer Philosoph und Sozialreformer
Jeremy Bentham escritor y filósofo inglés
Jeremy Bentham filosofo e giurista inglese
Jeremy Bentham philosophe, moraliste et législateur anglais
Mahtneb Jérémie 1748-1832
Nichijiji Bensamu
Smith, Gamaliel
Τζέρεμι Μπένθαμ
Бентам Д. 1748-1832
Бентам Иеремия
Бентам, Иеремия 1748-1832
Джереми Бентъм
Джеремі Бентам
Иеремия Бентам английский философ, социолог, юрист
Џереми Бентам
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ג'רמי בנת'ם
جرمی بنتام اقتصاددان، نویسنده، و فیلسوف بریتانیایی
جيرمي بنثام
जेरेमी बेन्थम
ਜੈਰਮੀ ਬੈਂਥਮ
ஜெரமி பெந்தாம்
ജെറേമി ബെൻതാം
იერემია ბენტამი
벤담, 제러미 1748-1832
벤담, 제레미 1748-1832
제러미 벤담
ጄረሚ ቤንታም
ジェレミー ベンサム
ニチジジ ベンサム
ベヌザム, ゼ
ベンサム, ジェレミー
ベンサム, ゼルミー
ベンタム, J
边沁 1748-1832
邊沁 1748-1832
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