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 Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours. Series:Briefly
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'.