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The principles of morals and legislation

Author: Jeremy Bentham
Publisher: Buffalo, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 1988.
Series: Great books in philosophy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Jeremy Bentham's work on The Principles of Morals and Legislation emerges from its historic roots in hedonism and teleology as a scientific attempt to assess the moral content of human action by focusing on its results or consequences. Proceeding from the assumption that human beings desire pleasure (and avoid pain), Bentham's unique perspective, known as utilitarianism, is used to construct a fascinating calculus  Read more...
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Bentham, Jeremy, 1748-1832.
Principles of morals and legislation.
Buffalo, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 1988
(OCoLC)755124086
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Bentham
ISBN: 0879754346 9780879754341
OCLC Number: 17973662
Notes: Originally published: An introduction to the principles of morals and legislation.
Description: xviii, 336 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Of the principle of utility --
Of principles adverse to that of utility --
Of the four sanctions or sources of pain and pleasure --
Value of a lot of pleasure or pain: how to be measured --
Pleasures and pains: their kinds --
Of circumstances influencing sensibility --
Of human actions in general --
Of intentionality --
Of consciousness --
Of motives --
Of human dispositions in general --
Of the consequences of a mischievous act --
Cases unmeet for punishment --
Of the proportion between punishment and offences --
Of the properties to be given to a lot of punishment --
Division of offences --
Of the limits of the penal branch of jurisprudence.
Series Title: Great books in philosophy.
Other Titles: Introduction to the principles of morals and legislation
Responsibility: by Jeremy Bentham.
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