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Bentham's theory of law and public opinion

Author: Xiaobo Zhai; Michael Quinn
Publisher: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This collection represents the latest research from leading scholars whose work has helped to frame our understanding of Bentham since the publication of H.L.A. Hart's Essays on Bentham . The authors explore fundamental areas of Bentham's thought, including the relationship between the rule of law and public opinion; law and popular prejudices or manipulated tastes; Bentham's methodology versus Hart's; sovereignty  Read more...
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Named Person: Jeremy Bentham; Jeremy Bentham; Jeremy Bentham
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Xiaobo Zhai; Michael Quinn
ISBN: 9781107042254 1107042259 9781107674301 1107674301
OCLC Number: 861120132
Description: xi, 254 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Fred Rosen --
Law's rule : reflexivity, mutual accountability, and the rule of law / Gerald Postema --
The soul of justice: Bentham on publicity, law and the rule of law / Gerald Postema --
Popular prejudices, real pains : what does a legislator do when the people err in assigning mischief? / Michael Quinn --
Jeremy Bentham on taste, sex and religion / Philip Schofield --
Bentham's jurisprudence and democratic theory : an alternative to Hart's approach / David Lieberman --
Bentham's natural arrangement and the collapse of the expositor-censor distinction in the general theory of law / Xiaobo Zhai --
Utility, morality and reform : Bentham and eighteenth-century continental jurisprudence / Emmanuelle de Champs --
A defence of Jeremy Bentham's critique of natural rights / Philip Schofield.
Responsibility: edited by Xiaobo Zhai, Zhengzhou University and University College London ; Michael Quinn, University College London.


This book collects the latest research by leading Bentham scholars and challenges the dominant understandings of Bentham in legal and political philosophy.  Read more...
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