Bentham Project

Dr Michael Quinn

Senior Research Associate funded by the Leverhulme Trust

Tel: +44 020 3108 8396

Email: Michael Quinn

Research Interests:

Theories of justice; the role and status of equality in Bentham's thought; the relations between Bentham's political, social, and economic theories. Currently editing Bentham's writings on Political Economy.


‘Jeremy Bentham on the Relief of Indigence: An Exercise in Applied Philosophy.’, Utilitas 6 (1994), 81-96.

‘The Fallacy of Non-Interference: The Poor Panopticon and Equality of Opportunity', Journal of Bentham Studies 1 (1997).

’A Failure to Reconcile the Irreconcilable? Security, Subsistence and Equality in Bentham’s Writings on the Civil Code and on the Poor laws‘, History of Political Thought XXIX (2008), 320-43.

’Mill on Poverty, Population and Poor Relief: Out of Bentham by Malthus?‘, Revue d‘études benthamiennes 4 (February 2008), 70-88.

(Editor) Jeremy Bentham, Writings on the Poor Laws: I, Oxford, Clarendon Press, 2001.

(Editor) Jeremy Bentham, Writings on the Poor Laws: II, Oxford, Clarendon Press, 2010.