Selected Writings (Rethinking The Western Tradition)

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Jeremy Bentham (17481832), 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 on utility, law, and politics/policy, 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.

The texts included in the book are:


-An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and

Legislation, Preface and Chapters 15

-Place and Time

-Rationale of Judicial Evidence, Specially Applied to

English Practice, Book 1, Chapter 1

-Constitutional Code Rationale, Chapters 1 and 2

-Pannomial Fragments

-Panopticon, or, the Inspection-House, Letters 1, 2,

and 6

-Of Publicity

-Manual of Political Economy, Chapters 1 and 2

-Nonsense Upon Stilts (excluding the Observations

on Sieyes)

-On Retrenchment

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