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An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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by Jeremy Bentham
     
 

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This edition includes a modern introduction and a list of suggested further reading.
 
Jeremy Bentham's An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation (1789) is a classic text in modern philosophy.  In this foundational book of utilitarian philosophy, he advocates the institutions and individuals should

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This edition includes a modern introduction and a list of suggested further reading.
 
Jeremy Bentham's An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation (1789) is a classic text in modern philosophy.  In this foundational book of utilitarian philosophy, he advocates the institutions and individuals should govern according to the greatest happiness for the most people.  His arguments remain strikingly relevant to today’s politics.  

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411468443
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
03/13/2012
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
877,266
File size:
814 KB

Meet the Author



Jeremy Bentham, born to a London attorney, studied law at Lincoln's Inn.  In 1772 he was called to the bar.  His first major work was A Fragment on Government (1776).  Bentham is best known for his support of utilitarianism and the development of welfarism.  He was also a advocate for the abolishment of slavery, equal rights for women, the decriminalization of homosexuality, animal rights, and the separation of church and state.

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