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Jeremy Bentham and the Utilitarian Tradition

Course Code

LAWS0051 / LAWS0052


Course Tutors

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

Assessment


LAWS0051

3 hour unseen examination


LAWS0052

One 3000 word essay


Credit Value

30 / 15

About this course

LAWS0051

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.

LAWS0052

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.