Briefly: Bentham's An Introduction to The Principles of Morals and Legislation  -     By: David Daniel
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Briefly: Bentham's An Introduction to The Principles of Morals and Legislation

Westminster John Knox Press / 2009 / Paperback

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 96
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 7.00 X 5.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0334041740
ISBN-13: 9780334041740
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Series: Briefly

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In the Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation (1789), Bentham strove 'to cut a new road through the wilds of jurisprudence'. Laws should be socially useful and not merely reflect the status quo; and, that while he believed that human beings inevitably pursue pleasure and avoid pain, Bentham thought it to be a 'sacred truth' that 'the greatest happiness of the greatest number is the foundation of morals and legislation'.

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