Official Aptitude Maximized: Expense Minimized

Official Aptitude Maximized: Expense Minimized

by Jeremy Bentham
     
 

In 1824 Bentham conceived the idea of publishing a collection of essays in order to illustrate his own ideal of constitutional law, encapsulated in the aphorism "aptitude maximized, expense minimized" and to contrast it with practice under the British constitution, which he believed to be based on entirely the opposite principle. The volume was published

Overview

In 1824 Bentham conceived the idea of publishing a collection of essays in order to illustrate his own ideal of constitutional law, encapsulated in the aphorism "aptitude maximized, expense minimized" and to contrast it with practice under the British constitution, which he believed to be based on entirely the opposite principle. The volume was published in 1830 and was intended to complement the detailed administrative provisions which he had been drafting for his Constitutional Code, the major endeavor of the final decade of his life. The two works are therefore closely related, both chronologically and thematically. For this latest volume in the new critical edition of the works and correspondence of Jeremy Bentham, Philip Schofield has undertaken a complete survey of the manuscripts composed by Bentham in the process of drafting the papers which formed Official Aptitude, and included hitherto unpublished essays in the three Appendices.

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"The new edition of the work, edited by Philip Schofield, adds three more essays taken from previously unpublished manuscripts, collations of the various editions of the essays, and detailed subject and name indices. Most helpful of all are Schofield's concise yet informative footnotes, which explain obscure references and alert the reader to errors and inconsistencies."—Law and History Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198204039
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/26/1993
Series:
Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham Series
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
6.44(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.48(d)
Lexile:
1500L (what's this?)

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