Selected Writings Jeremy Bentham, Stephen G. Engelmann

Series:
Rethinking the Western Tradition
Format:
Paperback
Publication date:
07 Jan 2011
ISBN:
9780300112375
Dimensions:
512 pages: 215 x 139 x 37mm

Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832), philosopher and reformer, is one of the most influential thinkers of the modern age. This introduction to his writings presents a representative selection of texts authoritatively restored by the Bentham Project, University College London. As well as more familiar pieces, highlights include the succinct essay "On Retrenchment" and a never-before-published treatise on sex. The volume is completed by major interpretative essays by Mark Canuel, David Lieberman, Jennifer Pitts, and Philip Schofield.

Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832), philosopher and reformer, is one of the most influential thinkers of the modern age. Stephen Engelmann is associate professor of political science, University of Illinois, Chicago.

"This stimulating reader invites a fresh look at Bentham. Drawing on recent scholarship, it presents newly edited texts and unexpected perspectives on familiar works about sex, law, publicity, colonies, place and time, and much else besides."--William Twining, University College London --William Twining (08/27/2010)