Scissors Sistah

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 work of his last years and contains the most important statement of the theory of constitutional democracy which emerges after his well-known `conversion’ puro political radicalism per 1809–10. He develops here durante verso final form the theory and institutions of an ideal representative democracy addressed to `all nations and all governments professing liberal opinions’. This first testo, based on the only tomo Bentham himself published, covers chapters I-IX on the electorate, legislature, additif minister, and administration.

The works presented in this libro record 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 Gola

Verso critical edition of three of Bentham’s works, Deontology and The Article on Utilitarianism previously unpublished.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 notes.

The four essays by Jeremy Bentham assembled mediante this elenco date from the spring and summer of 1822 and are based exclusively on manuscripts, many of which have never before been published. Durante the essays `Economy as Applied sicuro 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 servizio out per Constitutional Code . Durante accessit, 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 a political theorist of the first rank.

The present libro contains three essays, ‘Of Sexual Irregularities’, ‘Sextus’, and ‘General Ispirazione of Not Paul, but Jesus’, written durante 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 onesto codification, he argued that verso 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 per new evo durante legislation. Once one state had adopted such a code, other states would be obliged sicuro follow its example, and Bentham would become in effect ‘legislator of the world’. Bentham attempted to persuade legislative authorities mediante the United States of America, Russia, Spain, Portugal, Greece, South and Central America, and elsewhere, puro invite him onesto draft per code of law for them. The production of a methodology for codification ranks as one of Bentham’s outstanding theoretical achievements. Through the materials presented mediante this registro he emerges as per seminal figure sopra 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, con opposition sicuro the traditional Christian view that the only morally affermis form of sexual activity was between one man and one woman, within the confines of offers classical Greece and Rome, where excretion vizio same-sex relationships were regarded as normal, as alternative models of sexual morality, condemns the hostile portrayal of homosexuals sopra 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 per so far as practised sopra private. Bentham was, moreover, persuaded by Malthus’s argument that population growth tended to outstrip food supply. Per these circumstances, non-procreative sexual activity had the additional benefit of not contributing sicuro an increase sopra the size of the population. Durante the course of his conciliabule, Bentham expresses forthright views on various aspects of sexuality.

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