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The book has an active table of contents for easy access to each chapter.Jeremy Bentham was a British philosopher, jurist, social reformer and the founder of modern utilitarianism. He is in the row with the greatest thinkers Adam Smith, John Stuart Mill, John Keynes, John Locke, and Alfred Marshall. Their thoughts had strong influence on…
Jeremy Bentham was a British philosopher, jurist, social reformer and the founder of modern utilitarianism. He is in the row with the greatest thinkers Adam Smith, John Stuart Mill, John Keynes, John Locke, and Alfred Marshall. Their thoughts had strong influence on building the foundation of the United States and its endeavor of open society.
Jeremy Bentham invented the axiom of the greatest happiness of the greatest number. His writings emphasised the pursuit of happiness and freedom and became popular in the new republics of America and the other counties.
This book included nearly all of the letters that have been published before. Jeremy Bentham devoted all the energies of his logical mind to the subject about the numerous thoughts to adjective law, writing extensively about evidence and procedure in the correspondence. Jeremy Bentham published a substantial pamphlet on the reform of the Scottish judicature in 1808 and other important works after that. Correspondence with Jean-Baptiste Say, John Stuart Mill, Samuel Romilly, Francis Horner and others shows historical context on the composition of these works. The book also reveals many interesting aspects of Bentham’s personal life: the relationships with his brother Samuel, with his editor Etienne Dumont, with Lord Holland's sister Caroline Fox, to whom he proposed marriage in 1805, and with Aaron Burr, former vice-president of the United States.
Jeremy Bentham’s work produced great influence on utilitarianism, philosophy, jurist, and economics. His view became widely recognised as the foremost philosophical voice of political radicalism and his influence has been felt in nearly every field of the humanities and social sciences.
This book is one of the most important ones about Bentham’s personal life, law, evidence, and procedure Jeremy Bentham, one of the greatest thinkers of modern economics and philosophy on the planet.