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  1. Utility and Democracy: The Political Thought of Jeremy Bentham.Philip Schofield - 2006 - Oxford University Press.
    In this first full historical account of the political thought of Jeremy Bentham, Philip Schofield shows how Bentham's insights in the fields of logic and language led to the first defence of democracy from a utilitarian perspective, and to the creation of the philosophic radicals, dedicated to political, legal, ecclesiastical, and social reform.
     
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  2. Bentham: A Guide for the Perplexed.Philip Schofield - 2009 - New York ;Continuum.
    Who was Jeremy Bentham? -- Which Bentham? -- The principle of utility -- Panopticon -- Political fallacies -- Religion and sex -- Torture.
     
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  3. Jeremy Bentham's 'Nonsense Upon Stilts'.Philip Schofield - 2003 - Utilitas 15 (1):1.
    Jeremy Bentham's, hitherto known as, has recently appeared in definitive form in The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham. The essay contains what is arguably the most influential critique of natural rights, and by extension human rights, ever written. Bentham's fundamental argument was that natural rights lacked any ontological basis, except to the extent that they reflected the personal desires of those propagating them. Moreover, by purporting to have a basis in nature, the language of natural rights gave a veneer of (...)
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    Political and Religious Radicalism in the Thought of Jeremy Bentham.Philip Schofield - 1999 - History of Political Thought 20 (2):272-291.
    This paper challenges both the traditional view of L. Stephen and E. Albee that Bentham's attitude towards religion was irrelevant to his moral and political thought, and the revisionist critique of J.C.D. Clark and J.E. Crimmins that his religious radicalism was the prerequisite for his political radicalism. It also challenges the two further claims advanced by Crimmins: first, that Bentham was an atheist; and second, that he wished to eliminate religion from the mind. In contrast it is argued that Bentham's (...)
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  5. Jeremy Bentham and HLA Hart's ‘Utilitarian Tradition in Jurisprudence’.Philip Schofield - 2010 - Jurisprudence 1 (2):147-167.
    Hart identified a utilitarian tradition in jurisprudence, which he associated with Jeremy Bentham and John Austin. This tradition consisted in three doctrines: the separation of law and morals; the analysis of legal concepts; and the imperative theory of law. I argue, contrary to Hart, that Bentham did not adopt a 'positivist' conception of law whether understood in terms of the separation of legal theory and morality or in terms of the separation of law and morals. Misinterpreting Bentham's approach to the (...)
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    Jeremy Bentham, the French Revolution and Political Radicalism.Philip Schofield - 2004 - History of European Ideas 30 (4):381-401.
    An unresolved debate in Bentham scholarship concerns the question of the timing and circumstances which led to Bentham's ‘conversion’ to democracy, and thus to political radicalism. In the early stages of the French Revolution, Bentham composed material which appeared to justify equality of suffrage on utilitarian grounds, but there are differing interpretations concerning the extent and depth of Bentham's commitment to democracy at this time. The appearance of Rights, Representation, and Reform: Nonsense upon Stilts and other essays on the French (...)
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    Mark Philp, Ed., The French Revolution and British Popular Politics, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1990, Pp. 238.Philip Schofield - 1994 - Utilitas 6 (1):160.
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    John Stuart Mill, Indexes to the Collected Works of John Stuart Mill, Ed. Jean O'Grady with John M. Robson , Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 1991, Pp. Xxx + 690. [REVIEW]Philip Schofield - 1995 - Utilitas 7 (1):165.
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    Bentham on the Identification of Interests.Philip Schofield - 1996 - Utilitas 8 (2):223.
    It has been commonly accepted that Bentham, in his theory of constitutional law, aimed to replace the natural opposition of interests which existed between rulers and subjects with an artificial identification or junction of interests. This was brought about by making it the self-interest of rulers to act in such a way as to promote the general interest. In other words, any sinister interest to which the ruler was exposed, that is any desire he might feel to sacrifice the general (...)
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    James E. Crimmins , Utilitarians and Religion, Bristol, Thoemmes, 1998, Pp. X + 502.Philip Schofield - 2000 - Utilitas 12 (1):106.
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    H. T. Dickinson, Ed., Britain and the French Revolution 1789–1815, Basingstoke and London, MacMillan, 1989, Pp. 291.Philip Schofield - 1991 - Utilitas 3 (1):150.
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    W. R. Cornish and G. De N. Clark, Law and Society in England 1750–1950, London, Sweet and Maxwell, 1989, Pp. Xii + 690.Philip Schofield - 1992 - Utilitas 4 (2):329.
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    Utility and Democracy: Summary.Philip Schofield - 2011 - Philosophy and Public Issues - Filosofia E Questioni Pubbliche 1 (1):3-9.
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    Jeremy Bentham on Utility and Truth.Philip Schofield - 2015 - History of European Ideas 41 (8):1125-1142.
    SUMMARYJeremy Bentham has two very strong commitments in his thought: one is to the principle of utility, or the greatest happiness principle, as the fundamental principle of morality; the other is to truth, as indicated, for instance, in his opposition to falsehood and fiction in the law. How, then, did Bentham view the relationship between utility and truth? Did he think that utility and truth simply coincided, and hence that falsehood necessarily led to a diminution in happiness, and conversely truth (...)
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  15. La arquitectura del gobierno: publicidad, responsabilidad y democracia representativa en Jeremy Bentham.Philip Schofield - 2000 - Anales de la Cátedra Francisco Suárez 34:145-171.
    Jeremy Bentham reconoció que la arquitectura tenía una gran influencia en la conducta del gobierno. Recomendaba que la arquitectura de los edificios en los que los funcionarios llevaban a cabo sus tareas ­-fuesen cámaras de debate legislativo, despachos gubernamentales, tribunales o prisiones- debería asegurar que todos los actos estuvieran constantemente abiertos a la inspección pública, a menos que hubiera fuertes razones para el secreto. Al lograr la publicidad de los actos oficiales, Bentham esperaba fijar la responsabilidad por parte de los (...)
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  16. "Un genio para la legislación". La perdurable atracción del pensamiento legal y político de Jeremy Bentham.Philip Schofield - 2002 - Universitas Philosophica 39:49-78.
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    Werner Stark and Jeremy Bentham's Economic Writings.Philip Schofield - 2009 - History of European Ideas 35 (4):475-494.
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    Jeremy Bentham: Prophet of Secularism.Philip Schofield - 2011 - Philosophy and Public Issues - Filosofia E Questioni Pubbliche 1 (1):50-74.
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    Dale E. Miller.Philip Schofield - 2014 - Journal of Moral Philosophy 11 (1):128-130.
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    The Province of Legislation Determined; Legal Theory in Eighteenth-Century Britain.Philip Schofield - 1991 - History of European Ideas 13 (5):648-649.
  21. De l'ontologie et autres textes sur les fictions, coll. « Points ».Jeremy Bentham, Philip Schofield, Jean-Pierre Cléro & Christian Laval - 2000 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 190 (2):249-249.
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    A Comment on the Commentaries and a Fragment on Government.Philip Schofield (ed.) - 2008 - Clarendon Press.
    In the two related works in this volume, Bentham offers a detailed critique of William Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England. He provides important refelctions on the nature of law, and more particularly on the nature of customary and statute law, and on judicial interpretation.
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  23. The Book of Fallacies.Philip Schofield (ed.) - 2015 - Oxford University Press.
    Jeremy Bentham identifies and criticizes around fifty fallacious arguments used by politicians to thwart measures of reform, and exposes the sinister interests that lead to their employment. This edition restores Bentham's original structure and previously-omitted sections, and remains as relevant to political debate today as it was in his time.
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  24. The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham: Official Aptitude Maximized, Expense Minimized.Philip Schofield (ed.) - 1993 - Clarendon Press.
    The essays which Bentham collected together for publication in 1830 under the title of Official Aptitude Maximized; Expense Minimized, written at various times between 1810 and 1830, deal with the means of achieving efficient and economical government. In considering a wide range of themes in the fields of constitutional law, public finance, and legal reform, Bentham places the problem of official corruption at the centre of his analysis. He contrasts his own recommendations for good administration, which he had fully developed (...)
     
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  25. The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham: First Principles Preparatory to Constitutional Code.Philip Schofield (ed.) - 1989 - Clarendon Press.
    The four essays by Jeremy Bentham assembled in this volume date from the spring and summer of 1822 and are based exclusively on manuscripts, many of which have never before been published. In the essays `Economy as Applied to Office', `Identification of Interests', `Supreme Operative', and `Constitutional Code Rationale', Bentham develops the general principles of constitutional law and government which underpin the detailed administrative provisions set out in Constitutional Code. In addition, original and penetrating discussions of such topics as sovereignty, (...)
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