The correspondence of Jeremy Bentham. Volume 3, January 1781 to October 1788 (eBook, 2017) [WorldCat.org]
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The correspondence of Jeremy Bentham. Volume 3, January 1781 to October 1788

Author: Jeremy Bentham; Ian R Christie; J H Burns
Publisher: London : UCL Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Personal correspondence
Correspondance privée
Correspondence
Correspondance
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Named Person: Jeremy Bentham; Jeremy Bentham
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Bentham; Ian R Christie; J H Burns
ISBN: 9781911576099 1911576097 9781911576143 1911576143 9781911576129 1911576127 9781911576136 1911576135
OCLC Number: 990740987
Notes: Series editor, J.H. Burns.
Originally published in 1971 by the Athlone Press.
Description: 1 online resource (xxxviii, 646 pages)
Contents: Preface to the new edition of volume 3 --
List of letters in volume 3 --
Introduction to Volume 3 --
Missing Letters Of Jeremy Bentham Referred To In The Correspondence --
The Correspondence January 1781-October 1788.
Other Titles: Correspondence.
Responsibility: edited by Ian R. Christie.

Abstract:

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. The letters in this volume document Bentham's meeting and friendship with the Earl of Shelburne (later the Marquis of Lansdowne), which opened a whole new set of opportunities for him, as well as his extraordinary journey, by way of the Mediterranean, to visit his brother Samuel in Russia.

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