Show simple item record

dc.contributor.editorR. Christie, Ian
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-01 23:55:55
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-11 13:45:08
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T13:32:16Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T13:32:16Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier630698
dc.identifierOCN: 1030819576en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/31354
dc.description.abstractThe first five volumes of the Correspondence of Jeremy Bentham contain over 1,300 letters written both to and from Bentham over a 50-year period, beginning in 1752 (aged three) with his earliest surviving letter to his grandmother, and ending in 1797 with correspondence concerning his attempts to set up a national scheme for the provision of poor relief. Against the background of the debates on the American Revolution of 1776 and the French Revolution of 1789, to which he made significant contributions, Bentham worked first on producing a complete penal code, which involved him in detailed explorations of fundamental legal ideas, and then on his panopticon prison scheme. Despite developing a host of original and ground-breaking ideas, contained in a mass of manuscripts, he published little during these years, and remained, at the close of this period, a relatively obscure individual. Nevertheless, these volumes reveal how the foundations were laid for the remarkable rise of Benthamite utilitarianism in the early nineteenth century.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::B Biography & True Stories::BJ Diaries, letters & journals
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HP Philosophy
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HP Philosophy::HPC History of Western philosophy::HPCD Western philosophy: c 1600 to c 1900
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HP Philosophy::HPQ Ethics & moral philosophy
dc.subject.otherphilosophy
dc.subject.otherjeremy bentham
dc.subject.otherutilitarianism
dc.subject.otherlegal thought
dc.subject.otherEngland
dc.subject.otherLondon
dc.subject.otherRussia
dc.subject.otherSamuel Bentham
dc.titleThe Correspondence of Jeremy Bentham, Volume 3
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.14324/111.9781911576099
oapen.relation.isPublishedBydf73bf94-b818-494c-a8dd-6775b0573bc2
oapen.relation.isbn9781911576090
oapen.pages686
oapen.remark.publicRelevant Wikipedia pages: England - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/England; Jeremy Bentham - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremy_Bentham; London - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London; Russia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russia; Samuel Bentham - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Bentham
oapen.identifier.ocn1030819576


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record