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Jeremy Bentham and the Utilitarian Tradition

Course Code: LAWSG021A/LAWSG021

Course Tutors: Professor Philip Schofield, Dr Michael Quinn and Dr Timothy Causer (Bentham Project/ Faculty of Laws)

LAWSG021A: One 3000 word essay

LAWSG021: 3 hour unseen examination

Credit Value: 15/30

About this course

LAWSG021A

This module provides a unique opportunity to study the ideas and influence of Jeremy Bentham (1748–1832), the famous jurist, philosopher, and political scientist. Despite concentrating on the thought of one person, the module is surprisingly wide-ranging, since Bentham made significant contributions across a wide range of disciplines, including philosophy, law, politics, and economics. Bentham's ideas are related to the social, political and intellectual context of his own time, and an assessment made of their significance for the contemporary world.

The module is taught by scholars associated with the Bentham Project, which is currently producing a new authoritative edition of The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham, published by Oxford University Press.

Further information on this course can be found here.

LAWSG021

This module provides a unique opportunity to study the ideas and influence of Jeremy Bentham (1748–1832), the famous jurist, philosopher, and political scientist. Despite concentrating on the thought of one person, the module is surprisingly wide-ranging, since Bentham made significant contributions across a wide range of disciplines, including philosophy, law, politics, and economics. Bentham's ideas are related to the social, political and intellectual context of his own time, and an assessment made of their significance for the contemporary world.

The module is taught by scholars associated with the Bentham Project, which is currently producing a new authoritative edition of The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham, published by Oxford University Press.

Further information on this course can be found here.

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