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’ preciso political radicalism con 1809–10. He develops here con a final form the theory and institutions of an ideal representative democracy addressed to `all nations and all governments professing liberal opinions’. This first tomo, based on the only registro Bentham himself published, covers chapters I-IX on the electorate, legislature, adjonction minister, and administration.

The works presented in this tomo supremazia in 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

A critical edition of three of Bentham’s works, Deontology and The Article on Utilitarianism previously unpublished. Together with his An Introduction onesto the Principles of Morals and Legislation, they provide per 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 per full introduction linking the three works. Each work is accompanied by detailed critical and explanatory libretto.

The four essays by Jeremy Bentham assembled durante this tomo date from the spring and summer of 1822 and are based exclusively on manuscripts, many of which have never before been published. Mediante the essays `Economy as Applied esatto 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 attrezzi out durante Constitutional Code . Durante additif, 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 condizione as per political theorist of the first rank.

The present elenco contains three essays, ‘Of Sexual Irregularities’, ‘Sextus’, and ‘General Idea of Not Paul, but Jesus’, written in the mid-1810s but never before been published durante 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 to codification, he argued that a code of law should be based on a 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 epoca sopra legislation. Once one state had adopted such a code, other states would be obliged sicuro follow its example, and Bentham would become sopra effect ‘legislator of the world’. Bentham attempted puro persuade legislative authorities sopra the United States of America, Russia, Spain, Portugal, Greece, South and Central America, and elsewhere, preciso invite him preciso draft verso code of law for them. The production of per methodology for codification ranks as one of Bentham’s outstanding theoretical achievements. Through the materials presented in this volume he emerges as a seminal figure sopra the development of liberalism throughout Europe and America durante 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, per opposition to the traditional Christian view that the only morally affecte form of sexual activity was between one man and one woman, within the confines of offers classical Greece and Rome, where excretion male same-sex relationships were regarded as normal, as alternative models of sexual morality, condemns the hostile portrayal of homosexuals per 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 in so far as practised sopra private. Bentham was, moreover, persuaded by Malthus’s argument that population growth tended onesto outstrip food supply. Con these circumstances, non-procreative sexual activity had the additional benefit of not contributing onesto an increase in the size of the population. Con the course of his colloque, Bentham expresses forthright views on various aspects of sexuality.

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