A Fragment on Government

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This volume makes available one of the central texts in the development of utilitarian tradition, in the authoritative 1977 edition prepared by Professors Burns and Hart as part of Bentham's Collected Works. Certain that history was on his side, Bentham sought to rid the world of the hideous mess wrought by legal obfuscation and confusion, and to transform politics into a rational, scientific activity, premised on the fundamental axiom that "it is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the measure of right and wrong.".
Keywords Utilitarianism  Law Philosophy  Political science
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Reprint years 2001
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Call number K334.B444 2001
ISBN(s) 1584771666   1110279000   9781584771661  
DOI 10.1086/205081
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