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An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation : by Jeremy Bentham

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Overview

Jeremy Bentham's An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation (1789) is a classic text in modern philosophy. In this foundational book of utilitarian philosophy, he advocates the institutions and individuals should govern according to the greatest happiness for the most people. His arguments remain strikingly relevant to today’s politics.  

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781411430280
  • Publisher: Barnes & Noble
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Sold by: Sterling Publishers
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 368

Meet the Author

Jeremy Bentham, born to a London attorney, studied law at Lincoln's Inn. In 1772 he was called to the bar. His first major work was A Fragment on Government (1776). Bentham is best known for his support of utilitarianism and the development of welfarism. He was also a advocate for the abolishment of slavery, equal rights for women, the decriminalization of homosexuality, animal rights, and the separation of church and state.
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