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Utility and democracy : the political thought of Jeremy Bentham

Author: Philip Schofield
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this first full historical account of the political thought of Jeremy Bentham, Philip Schofield shows how Bentham's insights in the fields of logic and language led to the first defence of  Read more...

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Named Person: Jeremy Bentham; Bentham; Jeremy Bentham; Jeremy Bentham
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Schofield
ISBN: 9780199563364 0199563365 9780198208563 0198208561
OCLC Number: 611196393
Notes: Originally published: 2006.
Awards: Winner of Winner of the 2006 W. J. M. Mackenzie Prize awarded by the Political Studies Association.
Description: 1 v. ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Real and Fictitious Entities ; 2. The Principle of Utility ; 3. Natural Law and Natural Rights ; 4. The French Revolution ; 5. The Emergence of Sinister Interest ; 6. Parliamentary Reform ; 7. The Church ; 8. Colonies and Constitutional Law ; 9. Codification, Constitutional Law, and Republicanism ; 10. Publicity, Responsibility, and the Architecture of Government ; 11. The Antidote to Sinister Interest: Official Aptitude ; 12. The Politics of Law Reform ; 13. Last Things ; Bibliography ; Index
Responsibility: Phillip Schofield.

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