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Utility, publicity, and law : essays on Bentham's moral and legal philosophy

Author: Gerald J Postema
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"The essays in this volume offer a reassessment of Jeremy Bentham's strikingly original legal philosophy. Early on, Bentham discovered his 'genius for legislation' - 'legislation' included not only lawmaking and code writing, but also political and social institution building and engineering of public spaces for effective control of the exercise of political power. In his general philosophical work, Bentham sought  Read more...
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Named Person: Jeremy Bentham; Jeremy Bentham; Jeremy Bentham
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald J Postema
ISBN: 9780198793175 0198793170
OCLC Number: 1096469755
Notes: "The essays in this volume and its companion, Bentham and the Common Law Tradition (2nd edition, 2019), offer a reassessment of Jeremy Bentham's strikingly original legal philosophy."
Description: xv, 312 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Part I: Foundations. Meaning, analysis and exposition : the technology of thought --
Human psychology, individual and social --
Normative theory : the principle of utility --
Publicity and the development of Bentham's theory of value --
Bentham's equality-sensitive theory of value --
Interests, universal and particular --
Part II: Jurisprudence --
Utility, public rules and common-law adjudication --
Utility and command : roots of Bentham's universal jurisprudence --
Facts, fictions and law : foundations of the law of evidence --
In defense of "French nonsense" : fundamental rights in constitutional jurisprudence --
Utilitarian international order --
The soul of justice : Bentham on publicity, law and the rule of law --
Bentham : theorist of publicity.
Other Titles: Essays on Bentham's moral and legal philosophy
Responsibility: Gerald J. Postema.

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