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  • The Correspondence of Jeremy Bentham, Volume 4 (1788-93)

    Jeremy Bentham, edited by Alexander Taylor Milne | May 2017

    The first five volumes of the Correspondence of Jeremy Bentham contain over 1,300 letters written both to and from Bentham over a 50-year period, beginning in 1752 (aged three) with his earliest surviving letter to his grandmother, and ending in 1797 with correspondence concerning his attempts to set up a national scheme for the provision of poor relief. The early letters deal with Bentham’s education at Oxford University, where he was sent at the age of 12 and graduated at the age of 16, and his legal training before being admitted to the bar at the age of 21. He soon afterwards turned his back on the practice of the law and, allying himself with the more radical and sceptical figures of the continental Enlightenment, embarked on a career of law reform.

    Edited Collection Poetry Law Philosophy
    The Correspondence of Jeremy Bentham, Volume 4 (1788-93)
  • The Correspondence of Jeremy Bentham, Volume 5 (1794-97)

    Jeremy Bentham, edited by Alexander Taylor Milne | May 2017

    The first five volumes of the Correspondence of Jeremy Bentham contain over 1,300 letters written both to and from Bentham over a 50-year period, beginning in 1752 (aged three) with his earliest surviving letter to his grandmother, and ending in 1797 with correspondence concerning his attempts to set up a national scheme for the provision of poor relief. Against the background of the debates on the American Revolution of 1776 and the French Revolution of 1789, to which he made significant contributions, Bentham worked first on producing a complete penal code, which involved him in detailed explorations of fundamental legal ideas, and then on his panopticon prison scheme. Despite developing a host of original and ground-breaking ideas, contained in a mass of manuscripts, he published little during these years, and remained, at the close of this period, a relatively obscure individual. Nevertheless, these volumes reveal how the foundations were laid for the remarkable rise of Benthamite utilitarianism in the early nineteenth century.

    Monograph Law Philosophy
    The Correspondence of Jeremy Bentham, Volume 5 (1794-97)
  • The Correspondence of Jeremy Bentham, Volume 1 (1752-76)

    Jeremy Bentham, edited by Timothy L.S. Sprigge | May 2017

    The first five volumes of the Correspondence of Jeremy Bentham contain over 1,300 letters written both to and from Bentham over a 50-year period, beginning in 1752 (aged three) with his earliest surviving letter to his grandmother, and ending in 1797 with correspondence concerning his attempts to set up a national scheme for the provision of poor relief. Against the background of the debates on the American Revolution of 1776 and the French Revolution of 1789, to which he made significant contributions, Bentham worked first on producing a complete penal code, which involved him in detailed explorations of fundamental legal ideas, and then on his panopticon prison scheme. Despite developing a host of original and ground-breaking ideas, contained in a mass of manuscripts, he published little during these years, and remained, at the close of this period, a relatively obscure individual. Nevertheless, these volumes reveal how the foundations were laid for the remarkable rise of Benthamite utilitarianism in the early nineteenth century.

    Monograph Law Philosophy
    The Correspondence of Jeremy Bentham, Volume 1 (1752-76)
  • The Correspondence of Jeremy Bentham, Volume 2 (1777-80)

    Jeremy Bentham, edited by Timothy L.S. Sprigge | May 2017

    The first five volumes of the Correspondence of Jeremy Bentham contain over 1,300 letters written both to and from Bentham over a 50-year period, beginning in 1752 (aged three) with his earliest surviving letter to his grandmother, and ending in 1797 with correspondence concerning his attempts to set up a national scheme for the provision of poor relief. Against the background of the debates on the American Revolution of 1776 and the French Revolution of 1789, to which he made significant contributions, Bentham worked first on producing a complete penal code, which involved him in detailed explorations of fundamental legal ideas, and then on his panopticon prison scheme. Despite developing a host of original and ground-breaking ideas, contained in a mass of manuscripts, he published little during these years, and remained, at the close of this period, a relatively obscure individual. Nevertheless, these volumes reveal how the foundations were laid for the remarkable rise of Benthamite utilitarianism in the early nineteenth century.

    Monograph Law Philosophy
    The Correspondence of Jeremy Bentham, Volume 2 (1777-80)
  • The Correspondence of Jeremy Bentham, Volume 3 (1781-88)

    Jeremy Bentham, edited by Ian R. Christie | May 2017

    The first five volumes of the Correspondence of Jeremy Bentham contain over 1,300 letters written both to and from Bentham over a 50-year period, beginning in 1752 (aged three) with his earliest surviving letter to his grandmother, and ending in 1797 with correspondence concerning his attempts to set up a national scheme for the provision of poor relief. Against the background of the debates on the American Revolution of 1776 and the French Revolution of 1789, to which he made significant contributions, Bentham worked first on producing a complete penal code, which involved him in detailed explorations of fundamental legal ideas, and then on his panopticon prison scheme. Despite developing a host of original and ground-breaking ideas, contained in a mass of manuscripts, he published little during these years, and remained, at the close of this period, a relatively obscure individual. Nevertheless, these volumes reveal how the foundations were laid for the remarkable rise of Benthamite utilitarianism in the early nineteenth century.

    Monograph Law Philosophy
    The Correspondence of Jeremy Bentham, Volume 3 (1781-88)
  • Journal of Bentham Studies

    Edited by Tim Causer | Ongoing Publication

    The Journal of Bentham Studies is a fully peer-reviewed, open access journal, dedicated to the life and writings of the utilitarian philosopher, and founder of UCL, Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832). First published in 1997, the journal aims to provide a forum for debate and discussion of all aspects of Bentham studies and utilitarianism.

    Journal Law Philosophy
    Journal of Bentham Studies
  • Memorandoms by James Martin

    Edited by Tim Causer | May 2017

    Among the vast body of manuscripts composed and collected by the philosopher and reformer Jeremy Bentham (1748–1832), held by UCL Library’s Special Collections, is the earliest Australian convict narrative, Memorandoms by James Martin. This document also happens to be the only extant first-hand account of the most well-known, and most mythologized, escape from Australia by transported convicts.

    Edited Collection History Law
    Memorandoms by James Martin