In the Interest of the Governed: A Study in Bentham's Philosophy of Utility and Law

Oxford University Press (1991)
Although known as the founder of modern utilitarianism and the source of analytical jurisprudence, Bentham today is infrequently read but often caricatured. The present book offers a reinterpretation of Bentham's main philosophical doctrines, his principle of utility and his analysis of law, philosophical doctrines, as they are developed in Bentham's most important works. A new reading is also given to his theory of law, which suggests Bentham's insight, originality, and continued interest for philosophers and legal theorists. First published in 1973, this revised edition contains a new Preface, a revised Bibliography, and two new Indexes, one of Names and one of Subjects, which together replace the original index.
Keywords Utilitarianism  Law Philosophy
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Call number B1574.B34.L9 1991
ISBN(s) 0198239645   9780198239642  
DOI 10.2307/2217724
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