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The pleasures of Benthamism : Victorian literature, utility, political economy

Author: Kathleen Blake
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A fresh look at the often-censured but imperfectly understood traditions of Utilitarianism and political economy in relation to Victorian literature and culture. Setting the writings of Bentham,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Named Person: Jeremy Bentham
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen Blake
ISBN: 0199563268 9780199563265
OCLC Number: 819309658
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: 1. Introduction: Victorian Literature, Utility, Political Economy: The Case of Bleak House ; 2. Pleasures of Benthamism--Utility, or, 'People mutht be amuthed': Bentham and Hard Times ; 3. Pains--'Work while it is called Today': Utility, Political Economy, Carlyle, and Trollope 130 Utility, Political Economy, Carlyle, and Trollope ; 4. Pains--Capital versus the Gift in The Mill on the Floss ; 5. 'On Liberty' and Laisser Faire ; 6. Time and the Textile Industry: Gaskell and Tagore ; 7. Utilitarian Political Economy and Empire: Mill as Liberal Imperialist ; Conclusion ; References
Responsibility: Kathleen Blake.
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I take this book to be an important attempt to approach utilitarianism and classical political economy as part of the spirit of the age. * Shiri Cohen, Journal of Utilitas * everything she has Read more...

 
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