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The Resource An introduction to the principles of morals and legislation, Jeremy Bentham, (electronic resource)

An introduction to the principles of morals and legislation, Jeremy Bentham, (electronic resource)

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An introduction to the principles of morals and legislation
Title
An introduction to the principles of morals and legislation
Statement of responsibility
Jeremy Bentham
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
First published in 1789, Jeremy Bentham's best-known work remains a classic of modern philosophy and jurisprudence. Its definitions of the foundations of utilitarian philosophy and its groundbreaking studies of crime and punishment retain their relevance to modern issues of moral and political philosophy, economics, and legal theory. Based on the assumption that individuals seek pleasure and avoid pain, Bentham's utilitarian perspective forms a guide to moral decision-making. With the "greatest happiness of the greatest number" as his objective, the author attempts to identify the sources and varieties of pleasure and pain as well as the ways in which they can be measured in assessing moral options. Considerations of intentionality, consciousness, motives, and dispositions support Bentham's arguments. The text concludes with his survey of purpose and the role of law and jurisprudence, a fascinating exercise in the theory of social reform that explores conflicts between the interests of the majority and individual freedom
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1748-1832
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Bentham, Jeremy
Dewey number
  • 340/.112
  • 340/.112
Index
no index present
LC call number
B1574.B33
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Utilitarianism
  • Criminal law
  • Crime
  • Ethics
Target audience
adult
Label
An introduction to the principles of morals and legislation, Jeremy Bentham, (electronic resource)
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http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/MDAwMDE4LTgwODA0MzQ=
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unknown
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frd00008655
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (416 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
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Isbn
9780486120423
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Specific material designation
remote
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  • (Sirsi) i9780486120423
  • (Sirsi) b1441203
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Label
An introduction to the principles of morals and legislation, Jeremy Bentham, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/MDAwMDE4LTgwODA0MzQ=
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00008655
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (416 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780486120423
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780486120423
  • (Sirsi) b1441203
System details
System requirements: Adobe Digital editions

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