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Bentham's theory of law and public opinion

Author: Xiaobo Zhai; Michael Quinn, (Research associate)
Publisher: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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;  Read more...
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Named Person: Jeremy Bentham; Jeremy Bentham
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Xiaobo Zhai; Michael Quinn, (Research associate)
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.

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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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