Prof Philip Schofield
Professor of the History of Legal and Political Thought
The Bentham Project
Faculty of Laws
- Joined UCL
- 1st Oct 1984
He has published numerous studies related to his work on Bentham, for instance in the Journal of Legal History, Utilitas economics, logic and language, political fallacies, sexual morality, and History of Political Thought, and History of European Ideas.
LLM: Jeremy Bentham and the Utilitarian Tradition
- Other higher degree, Master of Laws | 1989
- University of London
- Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 1984
- Manchester Polytechnic
- Other Postgraduate qualification (including professional), Postgraduate Certificate in Education | 1984
- University of Manchester
- First Degree, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) | 1980
Philip Schofield is Professor of the History of Legal and Political Thought, Director of the Bentham Project and General Editor of the Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham.
He is Secretary of the International Society for Utilitarian Studies, which organises major international conferences. The ninth ISUS Conference was the hugely successful John Stuart Mill Bicentennial Conference held at UCL in April 2006, which was co-organised by Professor Schofield with Dr Georgios Varouxakis (QMUL). The tenth Conference, organised by Professor David Lieberman, was held at Berkeley in September 2008. Other conferences have been held in Lucca (June 2011) and New York (2012), Yokohama (2014), Lille (2016), and Karlsruhe (2018).
For more details see the Bentham Project website. Professor Schofield is Chair of the Bentham Seminar, where scholars present new research into all aspects of Bentham studies. For a list of forthcoming seminars see the Bentham Project website.