In the Interest of the Governed: A Study in Bentham's Philosopy of Utility and Law / Edition 2

In the Interest of the Governed: A Study in Bentham's Philosopy of Utility and Law / Edition 2

by David Lyons
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198239645

ISBN-13: 9780198239642

Pub. Date: 07/28/1991

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Although known as the founder of modern utilitarianism and the source of analytical jurisprudence, Bentham today is infrequently read but often caricatured. The present book offers a reinterpretation of Bentham's main philosophical doctrines, his principle of utility and his analysis of law, philosophical doctrines, as they are developed in Bentham's most important

Overview

Although known as the founder of modern utilitarianism and the source of analytical jurisprudence, Bentham today is infrequently read but often caricatured. The present book offers a reinterpretation of Bentham's main philosophical doctrines, his principle of utility and his analysis of law, philosophical doctrines, as they are developed in Bentham's most important works. A new reading is also given to his theory of law, which suggests Bentham's insight, originality, and continued interest for philosophers and legal theorists. First published in 1973, this revised edition contains a new Preface, a revised Bibliography, and two new Indexes, one of Names and one of Subjects, which together replace the original index.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198239642
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/28/1991
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.69(w) x 8.81(h) x 0.73(d)
Lexile:
1390L (what's this?)

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