The fully annotated text clarifies and develops historical allusions, and is provided with an especially detailed subject index

The fully annotated text clarifies and develops historical allusions, and is provided with an especially detailed subject index

Bentham’s massive, unfinished Code (1822–32) is the major rete informatica of his last years and contains the most important statement of the theory of constitutional democracy which emerges after his well-known `conversion’ onesto political radicalism sopra 1809–10. He develops here con a final form the theory and institutions of an ideal representative democracy addressed sicuro `all nations and all governments professing liberal opinions’. This first testo, based on the only libro Bentham himself published, covers chapters I-IX on the electorate, legislature, additif minister, and administration.

The works presented sopra this volume primato sopra fascinating detail Bentham’s dealings with such eminent figures as James Madison, John Quincy Adams, Emperor Alexander I, Prince Adam Czartoryski, Alexander Mavrokordatos, Bernadino Rivadavia, and Jose del Vallata

Per critical edition of three of Bentham’s works, Deontology and The Article on Utilitarianism previously unpublished. Together with his An Introduction esatto the Principles of Morals and Legislation, they provide a comprehensive picture of Bentham’s psychological and ethical views. This edition, based entirely on manuscripts written by Bentham of by his amanuenses, is equipped with a full introduction linking the three works. Each sistema is accompanied by detailed critical and explanatory libretto.

The four essays by Jeremy Bentham assembled sopra this elenco date from the spring and summer of 1822 and are based exclusively on manuscripts, many of which have never before been published. Sopra the essays `Economy as Applied preciso Office’, `Identification of Interests’, `Supreme Operative’, and `Constitutional Code Rationale’, Bentham develops the general principles of constitutional law and government which underpin the detailed administrative provisions batteria out per Constitutional Code . Durante adjonction, original and penetrating discussions of such topics as sovereignty, constitutional rule, democratic and monarchical government, public finance, the aptitude and powers of officials, corruption, the influence of public opinion, and the delusive effect of religion and titles of honour, affirm Bentham’s stato as per political theorist of the first rank.

The present volume contains three essays, ‘Of Sexual Irregularities’, ‘Sextus’, and ‘General Pensiero of Not Paul, but Jesus’, written sopra the mid-1810s but never before been published con authoritative form

Bentham’s central concern during the 1810s and 1820s was with the codification of the law. Rejecting both the common law and the historical approach esatto codification, he argued that verso code of law should be based on per rigorous logical analysis of the categories of human action, and that each enactment should be followed by the reasons which justified it. Such an `all-comprehensive’ code containing an `interwoven rationale’ would signal a new era mediante legislation. Once one state had adopted such per code, other states would be obliged esatto follow its example, and Bentham would become per effect ‘legislator of the world’. Bentham attempted preciso persuade legislative authorities con the United States of America, Russia, Spain, Portugal, Greece, South and Central America, and elsewhere, esatto invite him puro draft a code of law for them. The production of verso methodology for codification ranks as one of Bentham’s outstanding theoretical achievements. Through the materials presented con this libro he emerges as verso seminal figure in the development of liberalism throughout Europe and America per the early nineteenth century.

Bentham presents the utilitarian case for sexual liberty on the grounds that the gratification of the sexual appetite constituted the purest form of pleasure, durante opposition puro the traditional Christian view that the only morally admissible form of sexual activity was between one man and one woman, within the confines of offers classical Greece and Rome, where insecable sofferenza same-sex relationships were regarded as normal, as alternative models of sexual morality, condemns the hostile portrayal of homosexuals mediante eighteenth-century literature, and calls for the removal of sanctions, whether imposed by religion, law, or public opinion, from all forms of consensual sexual activity, at least durante so far as practised mediante private. Bentham was, moreover, persuaded by Malthus’s argument that population growth tended to outstrip food supply. In these circumstances, non-procreative sexual activity had the additional benefit of not contributing puro an increase con the size of the population. Mediante the course of his discussion, Bentham expresses forthright views on various aspects of sexuality.

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