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      The fully annotated text clarifies and develops historical allusions, and is provided with an especially detailed subject index

      Bentham’s massive, unfinished Code (1822–32) is the major rete informatica of his last years and contains the most important statement of the theory of constitutional democracy which emerges after his well-known `conversion’ puro political radicalism per 1809–10. He develops here mediante per final form the theory and institutions of an ideal representative democracy addressed to `all nations and all governments professing liberal opinions’. This first elenco, based on the only testo Bentham himself published, covers chapters I-IX on the electorate, legislature, adjonction minister, and administration.

      The works presented per this libro primato durante fascinating detail Bentham’s dealings with such eminent figures as James Madison, John Quincy Adams, Emperor Alexander I, Prince Adam Czartoryski, Alexander Mavrokordatos, Bernadino Rivadavia, and Jose del Vallone

      Per critical edition of three of Bentham’s works, Deontology and The Article on Utilitarianism previously unpublished. Together with his An Introduction preciso the Principles of Morals and Legislation, they provide verso comprehensive picture of Bentham’s psychological and ethical views. This edition, based entirely on manuscripts written by Bentham of by his amanuenses, is equipped with per full introduction linking the three works. Each work is accompanied by detailed critical and explanatory taccuino.

      The four essays by Jeremy Bentham assembled per this testo date from the spring and summer of 1822 and are based exclusively on manuscripts, many of which have never before been published. Mediante the essays `Economy as Applied esatto Office’, `Identification of Interests’, `Supreme Operative’, and `Constitutional Code Rationale’, Bentham develops the general principles of constitutional law and government which underpin the detailed administrative provisions arnesi out con Constitutional Code matchbox on-line. In additif, original and penetrating discussions of such topics as sovereignty, constitutional rule, democratic and monarchical government, public finance, the aptitude and powers of officials, corruption, the influence of public opinion, and the delusive effect of religion and titles of honour, affirm Bentham’s condizione as verso political theorist of the first rank.

      The present tomo contains three essays, ‘Of Sexual Irregularities’, ‘Sextus’, and ‘General Ispirazione of Not Paul, but Jesus’, written in the mid-1810s but never before been published sopra authoritative form

      Bentham’s central concern during the 1810s and 1820s was with the codification of the law. Rejecting both the common law and the historical approach puro codification, he argued that a code of law should be based on verso rigorous logical analysis of the categories of human action, and that each enactment should be followed by the reasons which justified it. Such an `all-comprehensive’ code containing an `interwoven rationale’ would signal verso new evo in legislation. Once one state had adopted such verso code, other states would be obliged onesto follow its example, and Bentham would become sopra effect ‘legislator of the world’. Bentham attempted preciso persuade legislative authorities sopra the United States of America, Russia, Spain, Portugal, Greece, South and Central America, and elsewhere, onesto invite him onesto draft verso code of law for them. The production of verso methodology for codification ranks as one of Bentham’s outstanding theoretical achievements. Through the materials presented con this libro he emerges as per seminal figure sopra the development of liberalism throughout Europe and America sopra the early nineteenth century.

      Bentham presents the utilitarian case for sexual liberty on the grounds that the gratification of the sexual appetite constituted the purest form of pleasure, durante opposition esatto the traditional Christian view that the only morally affermis form of sexual activity was between one man and one woman, within the confines of offers classical Greece and Rome, where insecable vizio same-sex relationships were regarded as normal, as alternative models of sexual morality, condemns the hostile portrayal of homosexuals mediante eighteenth-century literature, and calls for the removal of sanctions, whether imposed by religion, law, or public opinion, from all forms of consensual sexual activity, at least durante so far as practised mediante private. Bentham was, moreover, persuaded by Malthus’s argument that population growth tended onesto outstrip food supply. In these circumstances, non-procreative sexual activity had the additional benefit of not contributing preciso an increase sopra the size of the population. In the course of his conversation, Bentham expresses forthright views on various aspects of sexuality.

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