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The Resource Utility, publicity, and law : essays on Bentham's moral and legal philosophy, Gerald J. Postema

Utility, publicity, and law : essays on Bentham's moral and legal philosophy, Gerald J. Postema

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Utility, publicity, and law : essays on Bentham's moral and legal philosophy
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Utility, publicity, and law
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essays on Bentham's moral and legal philosophy
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Gerald J. Postema
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eng
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The essays in this volume offer a reassessment of Jeremy Bentham's strikingly original legal philosophy. Early on, Bentham discovered his 'genius for legislation' - 'legislation' included not only lawmaking and code writing, but also political and social institution building and engineering of public spaces for effective control of the exercise of political power. In his general philosophical work, Bentham sought to articulate a public philosophy to guide and direct all of his 'legislative' efforts. 0Part I explores the philosophical foundations of his public philosophy: his theory of meaning and framework for analysis and definition of key concepts, his theory of human affections and motivations, and his utilitarian theory of value. It is argued that, while concepts of pleasure and happiness play nominal roles in his theory of value, concepts of publicity, equality, and interests emerge as the dominant concepts of his public philosophy. Part II explores several dimensions of Bentham's jurisprudence, including his radically revised command model of law, his early reflections on justice and law in adjudication, his theories of judicial evidence, constitutional rights, the rule of law, and international law. The concluding essay demonstrates the centrality of the notion of publicity in his moral, legal and political thought. Emerging from this study is a positivist legal theory and a utilitarian moral-political philosophy that challenge in fundamental ways contemporary understandings of those doctrines
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Postema, Gerald J
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index present
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non fiction
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  • Bentham, Jeremy
  • Bentham, Jeremy
  • Law
  • Law
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Utility, publicity, and law : essays on Bentham's moral and legal philosophy, Gerald J. Postema
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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25 cm
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First edition
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xv, 312 pages
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9780198793175
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2019937065
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)1096469755
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Utility, publicity, and law : essays on Bentham's moral and legal philosophy, Gerald J. Postema
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xv, 312 pages
Isbn
9780198793175
Lccn
2019937065
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1096469755

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