The 14th Conference of the International Society for Utilitarian
Studies, on the theme of 'Utilitarianism and Institutional Design', will take
place at Lille Catholic University on 6-8 July 2016. To attend, visit the conference website.
Professor Philip Schofield recently gave the J. H. Burns
Memorial Lecture at the University of St Andrews on 'Jeremy Bentham on Truth
and Utility'. You can listen here.
Dr Michael Quinn's chapter, 'Fuller on Legal Fictions: A
Benthamic Perspective' forms part of the recently published Legal
Fictions in Theory and Practice, edited by Maksymilian Del Mar and
The latest volume of the Collected Works of Jeremy
Bentham has been published by Oxford University Press. The Book of
Fallacies, edited by Professor Philip Schofield, sees Bentham identify
and criticise almost fifty fallacious arguments employed by politicians in
order to thwart measures of reform, and expose the sinister interests that lead
to their employment. The work has a great deal of relevance to modern political
The Bentham Project has published online George Wheatley's A
Visit (in 1831) to Jeremy Bentham, edited by Dr Kris Grint. Wheatley's
text is the most detailed and intimate account we have of Bentham's home and
domestic and working arrangements. Amusing and enlightening in equal measure,
the Visit can also be downloaded as a PDF or
in XML format
from UCL Discovery.
Professor Philip Schofield has written a guide to tranScriptorium,
a European Union funded project investigating the application of
Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR) technology to Bentham manuscripts.