Essays on Bentham

Author: H. L. A. Hart
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191018716
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In his introduction Professor Hart offers both an exposition and a critical assesment of some central issues in jurisprudence and political theory. Essay themes include Bentham's identification of the forms of mistification protecting the law from criticism, his relation to Beccaria and his conversion to democratic radicalism.

Bentham Moral and political philosophy

Author: Gerald J. Postema
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ISBN: 9781840140385
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Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832) was the modern father of utilitarian moral and political philosophy and positivism jurisprudence. Over an extraordinarily productive sixty-year career, he pursued his principle of utility into every corner of social life and outlined a utilitarian creed of remarkable scope and influence. In recent years, the philosophical foundations of his thought have been subjected to increasingly rich scholarly reassessment. These two volumes gather the most influential contributions to this reassessment including both classic articulations of orthodox interpretations and radical challenges to this orthodoxy. The first volume surveys investigations of Bentham's psychology, his theory of social welfare and the place of equality, justice and rights in it and his theories of liberty and democracy. The second volume explores Bentham's unique version of legal positivism, especially his critique of common law, his deontic logic and theory of evidence, his analysis of rights, duties and sovereignty and his utilitarian theories of punishment, codification and adjudication.

Die Autorit t des Rechts

Author: David Kuch
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 9783161546204
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Joseph Raz zahlt zu den bedeutendsten Autoren der zeitgenossischen Rechtsphilosophie. Im deutschsprachigen Raum ist sein Werk aber kaum bekannt. David Kuch schliesst mit der vorliegenden Studie diese Rezeptionslucke. Er unternimmt erstmals eine breitere Aufarbeitung von Raz' Schriften aus rechtswissenschaftlicher Perspektive. Anhand der Primarliteratur spannt er den Bogen vom Handlungsbegriff uber die Normentheorie zur Theorie des Rechts als der einzigen sozialen Institution mit umfassendem Autoritatsanspruch. Ist die Entstehung genuin rechtlicher Handlungspflichten moglich? Welche Begrundungslasten ergeben sich fur sie? Welche Rolle spielen Sanktionen? Joseph Raz verhilft klassischen Themen zu neuer Form, indem er altere Antwortversuche - etwa von Hart, Bentham, Kelsen und Dworkin - kritisch be- und hinterfragt. Sein Ergebnis: Das Recht nimmt sehr viel mehr Autoritat fur sich in Anspruch als es besitzt.

Utilitarianism and On Liberty

Author: John Stuart Mill
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047077679X
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Including three of his most famous and important essays, Utilitarianism, On Liberty, and Essay on Bentham, along with formative selections from Jeremy Bentham and John Austin, this volume provides a uniquely perspicuous view of Mill's ethical and political thought. Contains Mill's most famous and influential works, Utilitarianism and On Liberty as well as his important Essay on Bentham. Uses the 1871 edition of Utilitarianism, the last to be published in Mill's lifetime. Includes selections from Bentham and John Austin, the two thinkers who most influenced Mill. Introduction written by Mary Warnock, a highly respected figure in 20th-century ethics in her own right. Provides an extensive, up-to-date bibliography with the best scholarship on Mill, Bentham and Utilitarianism.

Die neue Wissenschaft der Politik

Author: Eric Voegelin
Publisher: Wilhelm Fink Verlag
ISBN: 9783770540150
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Es gibt nur wenige Klassiker der modernen politischen Philosophie - Eric Voegelins Die neue Wissenschaft der Politik ist einer von ihnen. Ihre Erstveröffentlichung 1952 in den USA zog durch eine Titelgeschichte vom Time Magazine sogleich breite Aufmerksamkeit auf sich und brachte dem Autor den Ruf eines Theoretikers von Rang ein. Sie ist im besten Sinne des Wortes eine Streit- und zugleich eine Programmschrift. In dezidierter Frontstellung gegen das positivistische Wissenschaftsverständnis unternimmt der Autor den Versuch, die politische Wissenschaft in Anknüpfung an die Tradition der klassischen episteme politike als eine Wissenschaft von menschlicher und gesellschaftlicher Ordnung neu zu begründen. In ihrem Mittelpunkt stehen, neben der Frage nach dem Wesen der Rationalität, eine Philosophie der Geschichte mit einer ebenso kritischen wie kontroversen Deutung der westlichen Modernität. Als "ein Werk von exzeptioneller Qualität" brachte Die neue Wissenschaft der Politik Voegelin den begehrten Lippencott Award der American Political Science Association ein. Auch heute, ein halbes Jahrhundert nach ihrem ersten Erscheinen, hat sie nichts von ihrer ursprünglichen Frische, Aktualität und intellektuellen Brillanz verloren.

The Routledge Companion to Social and Political Philosophy

Author: Gerald F. Gaus
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136202064
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The Routledge Companion to Social and Political Philosophy is a comprehensive, definitive reference work, providing an up-to-date survey of the field, charting its history and key figures and movements, and addressing enduring questions as well as contemporary research. Features unique to the Companion are: an extensive coverage of the history of social and political thought, including separate chapters on the development of political thought in the Islamic world, India, and China as well in modern Germany, France, and Britain a focus on the core concepts and the normative foundations of social and political theory a seven-chapter section devoted exclusively to distributive justice, the central issue of political philosophy since Rawls' Theory of Justice extensive coverage of global justice and international issues, which recently have emerged as vital topics an eight-chapter section on issues in social and political philosophy. The Companion is divided into eight thematic sections: The History of Social and Political Theory; Political Theories and Ideologies; Normative Foundations; The National State and Beyond; Distributive Justice; Political Concepts; Concepts and Methods in Social Philosophy; Issues in Social and Political Philosophy. Comprised of sixty-nine newly commissioned essays by leading scholars from throughout the world, The Routledge Companion to Social and Political Philosophy is the most comprehensive and authoritative resource in social and political philosophy for students and scholars.

The Legal Philosophy and Influence of Jeremy Bentham

Author: Guillaume Tusseau
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317664752
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Gathering together an impressive array of legal scholars from around the world, this book features essays on Jeremy Bentham’s major legal theoretical treatise, Of the Limits of the Penal Branch of Jurisprudence, reassessing Bentham’s theories of law as well as his impact on jurisprudence. While offering a suggestive picture of contemporary Bentham studies, the book provides a thorough examination of concepts such as legal discourse, legal norms, legal system, and subjective legal positions. The book compares Bentham’s approach with other landmark theories and the works of major legal philosophers including Austin, Hart and Kelsen, and explores Bentham’s treatise through major trends in contemporary legal thought, such as the imperative theory of law, deontic logic, Scandinavian and American legal realisms, the pure theory of law, and critical legal thought. Resisting any apologetic stance, the book elucidates how consistent with Bentham’s all-encompassing project of utilitarian reform ‘Limits’ turns out to be, and how this sheds light on contemporary modes of governance. The book will be great use and interest to scholars and students of contemporary jurisprudence, legal theory, 19th century philosophy, and public law.

The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation

Author: Jeremy Bentham
Publisher: Clarendon Press
ISBN: 9780191589751
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The new critical edition of the works and correspondence of Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832) is being prepared and published under the supervision of the Bentham Committee of University College London. In spite of his importance as jurist, philosopher, and social scientist, and leader of the Utilitarian reformers, the only previous edition of his works was a poorly edited and incomplete one brought out within a decade or so of his death. Eight volumes of the new Collected Works, five of correspondence, and three of writings on jurisprudence, appeared between 1968 and 1981, published by the Athlone Press. Further volumes in the series since then are published by Oxford University Press. The overall plan and principles of the edition are set out in the General Preface to The Correspondence of Jeremy Bentham, vol. 1, which was the first volume of the Collected Works to be published. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation, Jeremy Bentham's best-known work, is a classic text in modern philosophy and jurisprudence. First published in 1789, it contains the important statement of the foundations of utilitarian philosophy and a pioneering study of crime and punishment, both of which remain at the heart of contemporary debates in moral and political philosophy, economics, and legal theory. Printed here in full is the definitive edition, edited by the distinguished scholars J. H. Burns and H. L. A. Hart. An introductory essay by Hart, first published in 1982 and a widely acknowledged classic in its own right, is reprinted here. It contains an important analysis of Bentham's principle of utility, theory of action, and an account of the relationship between law and morality. A new introduction by the leading Bentham scholar F. Rosen, specially written for this Clarendon Paperback edition, provides students with a helpful survey of Bentham's main ideas and an extensive bibliographical study of recent critical work on Bentham. Professor Rosen's essay also contains a new analysis of the principle of utility in Bentham's philosophy which is compared with its use in Hume and J. S. Mill.

Oxford essays in jurisprudence second series

Author: Alfred William Brian Simpson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN:
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These essays deal with central and controversial issues in jurisprudence. This volume emphasizes legal theory, and the collection will be of interest to students of and others involved with political philosophy as well as law students and philosophers.