An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation [NOOK Book]

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Jeremy Bentham wrote An Introduction to The Principles of Morals and Legislation in response to law and governmental practices he saw as corrupt. Having studied law himself, Bentham strove to educate those in the government and the public about his view of the "correct" way to run the judicial system. Bentham details the English government's laws and punishments, evaluating their morality through the principle of utility. He deems "right" the policies that bring pleasure to the ...
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An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation

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Jeremy Bentham wrote An Introduction to The Principles of Morals and Legislation in response to law and governmental practices he saw as corrupt. Having studied law himself, Bentham strove to educate those in the government and the public about his view of the "correct" way to run the judicial system. Bentham details the English government's laws and punishments, evaluating their morality through the principle of utility. He deems "right" the policies that bring pleasure to the most people and pain to the least.
JEREMY BENTHAM (1748-1832) was a prominent English social reformer at the turn of the eighteenth century. Although he never practiced law, Bentham was trained as a lawyer and became a vocal critic of the legal system in England. As a political philosopher, he published many works on government and law, such as the Introduction to Principles of Morals and Legislation (1789) and Parliamentary Reform Catechism (1817).
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  • BN ID: 2940029559968
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Digitized from 1879 volume
  • File size: 952 KB

Table of Contents


I. Of the Principle of Utility
II. Of Principles Adverse to that of Utility
III. Of the Four Sanctions or Sources of Pain and Pleasure
IV. Value of a Lot of Pleasure or Pain How to be Measured
V. Pleasures and Pains, Their Kinds
VI. Of Circumstances Influencing Sensibility
VII. Of Human Actions in General
VIII. Of Intentionality
IX. Of Consciousness
X. Of Motives
1. Different senses of the word Motive
2. No Motives either constantly good or constantly bad
3. Catalogue of Motives corresponding to that of Pleasures and Pains
4. Order of pre-eminence among Motives
5. Conflict among Motives
XI. Of Human Dispositions in General
XII. Of the Consequences of a Mischievous Act
1. Shapes in which the mischief of an Act may show itself
2. How intentionality, &c. may influence the mischief of an Act
XIII. Cases unmeet for Punishment
1. General view of cases unmeet for Punishment
2. Cases in which Punishment is groundless
3. Cases in which Punishment must be inefficacious
4. Cases where Punishment is unprofitable
5. Cases where Punishment is needless
XIV. Of the Proportion Between Punishments and Offences
XV. Of the Properties to be Given to a Lot of Punishment
XVI. Division of Offences
1. Classes of Offences
2. Divisions and sub-divisions
3. Genera of Class I.
4. Advantages of the present method
5. Characters of the five classes
XVII. Of the Limits of the Penal Branch of Jurisprudence
1. Limits between private Ethics and the art of Legislation
2. Jurisprudence, its branches
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    Nice edited edition. Got it for my daughter.

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