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The Resource Preparatory principles, edited by Douglas G. Long and Philip Schofield

Preparatory principles, edited by Douglas G. Long and Philip Schofield

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Preparatory principles
Title
Preparatory principles
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edited by Douglas G. Long and Philip Schofield
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "This present volume reproduces three related bodies of manuscripts, under the titles 'Preparatory Principles: Insereda', 'Preparatory Principles: Introduction', and 'Preparatory Principles: What a Law is', written by Jeremy Bentham in the mid-1770s and dealing generally with the philosophy of law."--Editorial introduction, page xi
  • "Preparatory Principles is not a linear text in the conventional sense, but consists of a series of short passages on a variety of topics, whose themes are summarised in marginal headings. The material constitutes a philosophical commonplace book, compiled by Bentham in the mid-1770s, in which he worked out the foundational ideas for his new science of legislation. He then drew on this material when composing such works as A Fragment on Government and An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation. Inspired by such figures as John Locke and Claude Adrien Helvetius, Bentham developed an original ontological and epistemological basis for legal terminology, with the aim of replacing the traditional terminology of English law with that of universal jurisprudence. The work that dominates the text, in that Bentham returns to it time and time again in order to offer criticism of it, is William Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England. While unorganized and fragmentary, the material in Preparatory Principles constitutes a remarkable record of the evolving ideas of a major legal philosopher at a formative stage of his career." -- Publisher's website
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NLGGC
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1748-1832
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Bentham, Jeremy
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • 1947-
  • 1958-
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  • Long, Douglas G.
  • Schofield, Philip
Series statement
Collected works of Jeremy Bentham
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  • Law (philosophical concept)
  • Constitutional law
  • Political science
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Preparatory principles, edited by Douglas G. Long and Philip Schofield
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxxiv, 516 pages
Isbn
9780198782902
Lccn
2016934369
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)965438428
Label
Preparatory principles, edited by Douglas G. Long and Philip Schofield
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxxiv, 516 pages
Isbn
9780198782902
Lccn
2016934369
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)965438428

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