Selected Writings

Selected Writings

by Jeremy Bentham
     
 

Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832), philosopher and reformer, is one of the most influential thinkers of the modern age. This introduction to his writings presents a representative selection of texts authoritatively restored by the Bentham Project, University College London. As well as more familiar pieces, highlights include the succinct essay "On Retrenchment" and a

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Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832), philosopher and reformer, is one of the most influential thinkers of the modern age. This introduction to his writings presents a representative selection of texts authoritatively restored by the Bentham Project, University College London. As well as more familiar pieces, highlights include the succinct essay "On Retrenchment" and a never-before-published treatise on sex. The volume is completed by major interpretative essays by Mark Canuel, David Lieberman, Jennifer Pitts, and Philip Schofield.

Editorial Reviews

Frances Ferguson

"This excellent collection ought to be in the library of every scholar working on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century law, public policy, and the public sphere. It brings together a superb introduction, carefully established texts, and illuminating essays."—Frances Ferguson, author of Pornography, The Theory: What Utilitarianism Did To Action

William Twining

“This stimulating reader invites a fresh look at Bentham. Drawing on recent scholarship, it presents newly edited texts and unexpected perspectives on familiar works about sex, law, publicity, colonies, place and time, and much else besides.”—William Twining, University College London

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300112375
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
01/04/2011
Series:
Rethinking the Western Tradition Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.60(d)

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Stephen Engelmann is associate professor of political science, University of Illinois, Chicago.

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