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Bentham : A Fragment on Government - Jeremy Bentham


A Fragment on Government

By: Jeremy Bentham, J. H. Burns (Editor), H. L. A. Hart (Editor), Ross Harrison (Editor)


Published: 1st September 2010
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This volume makes available one of the central texts in the development of utilitarian tradition, in the authoritative 1977 edition prepared by Professors Burns and Hart as part of Bentham's Collected Works. Certain that history was on his side, Bentham sought to rid the world of the hideous mess wrought by legal obfuscation and confusion, and to transform politics into a rational, scientific activity, premised on the fundamental axiom that "it is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the measure of right and wrong."

Principal events in Bentham's life
Bibliographical note
Note on the text
Formation of government
Forms of government
British constitution
Right of the Supreme Power to make laws
Duty of the Supreme Power to make laws
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ISBN: 9780521350549
ISBN-10: 0521350549
Series: Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 164
Published: 1st September 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.35 x 14.45  x 1.55
Weight (kg): 0.33