Bentham's An introduction to the principles of morals and legislation (Paper)

David Daniel

  • 9780334041740
  • 96
  • 25.00
  • Paper
  • 9780334041740
  • 3/25/2009
  • 7-10 days processing
$ 14.99

Description

In the Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation (1789), Bentham strove æto cut a new road through the wilds of jurisprudenceÆ. 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 æsacred truthÆ that æthe greatest happiness of the greatest number is the foundation of morals and legislationÆ.

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