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Primary sources

Bentham’s writings

  • Bentham Manuscripts at University College London (UC followed by box and page/folio no.).
  • 1829–30, Œuvres de Jérémie Bentham, 3 vols., ed. E. Dumont, Bruxelles: Hauman.
  • 1838–43, The Works of Jeremy Bentham, Published under the Superintendence of his Executor, John Bowring, 11 vols., Edinburgh: William Tait.
  • 1840, Theory of Legislation; by Jeremy Bentham. Translated from the French of Etienne Dumont, by Richard Hildreth, 2 vols., rept. Bristol: Thoemmes Continuum, 2004.
  • 1842, Auto-Icon; or Farther Uses of the Dead to the Living; included in James E. Crimmins, ed., Jeremy Bentham’s Auto-Icon and Related Writings, Bristol: Thoemmes, 2002. (Scholar)
  • 1952–54, Jeremy Bentham’s Economic Writings, 3 vols., ed. W. Stark, London: George Allen & Unwin. (Scholar)
  • 1968–, The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham, General Editors: J. H. Burns, J. R. Dinwiddy, F. Rosen, T. P. Schofield, London: Athlone Press; Oxford: Clarendon Press, in progress:
    • 1970, An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation, ed. J. H. Burns and H. L. A. Hart. (Scholar)
    • 1977, A Comment on the Commentaries and A Fragment on Government, ed. J. H. Burns and H. L. A. Hart.
    • 1983, Chrestomathia, ed. M. J. Smith and W. H. Burston.
    • 1983a, Deontology together with A Table of the Springs of Action and the Article on Utilitarianism, ed. A. Goldworth.
    • 1983b, Constitutional Code, vol. 1, ed. F. Rosen and J. H. Burns.
    • 1989, First Principles Preparatory to Constitutional Code, ed. T. P. Schofield.
    • 1990, Securities Against Misrule and other Constitutional Writings for Tripoli and Greece, ed. T. P. Schofield.
    • 1993, Official Aptitude Maximized; Expense Minimized, ed. P. Schofield.
    • 1995, Colonies, Commerce, and Constitutional Law: Rid Yourselves of Ultramaria and other writings on Spain and Spanish America, ed. P. Schofield.
    • 1998,“Legislator of the World”: Writings on Codification, Law, and Education, ed. P. Scholfield and J. Harris. (Scholar)
    • 1999, Political Tactics, ed. M. James, C. Blamires and C. Pease-Watkin.
    • 2001, 2010a, Writings on the Poor Laws, ed. M. Quinn, 2 vols.
    • 2002, Rights, Representation, and Reform: Nonsense upon Stilts and other Writings on the French Revolution, ed. P. Schofield, C. Pease-Watkin and C. Blamires.
    • 2010b, Of the Limits of the Penal Branch of Jurisprudence, ed. P. Schofield.
    • 2011, Church-of-Englandism and its Catechism Examined, ed. J. E. Crimmins and C. Fuller.
    • 2012, On the Liberty of the Press, and Public Discussion, and other Legal and Political Writings for Spain and Portugal, ed. C. Pease-Watkin and P. Schofield..
    • 2013, “Not Paul, But Jesus Part III. Doctrine”, Bentham Project.
    • 2014, Of Sexual Irregularities, and other writings on Sexual Morality, ed. P. Schofield, C. Pease-Watkin, and M. Quinn.
    • 2015, The Book of Fallacies, ed. P. Schofield.
    • 2016a, 2019, Writings on Political Economy, Volume 1: including Defence of Usury; Manual of Political Economy; and Protest against Law Taxes), and Volumes 2: including Supply without Burthen and Proposals Relative to Divers Modes of Supply, ed. M. Quinn, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
    • 2016b, Preparatory Principles, ed. D. G. Long and P. Schofield.

Other Primary Sources

  • Carlyle, T., 1840, On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History, ed. M.K. Goldberg, J.J. Brattin, and M. Engel, Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1993. (Scholar)
  • Edgeworth, F. Y., 1881, Mathematical Psychics: An Essay on the Application of Mathematics to the Moral Sciences, London: C. Kegan Paul & Co. (Scholar)
  • Hazlitt, W., 1826, “The New School of Reform: A Dialogue between a Rationalist and a Sentimentalist”, in The Complete Works of William Hazlitt, 21 vols., ed. P. P. Howe, London: J.M. Dent and Sons, 1930–4, vol. 12, pp. 179–95. (Scholar)
  • Jevons, W. S., 1871, The Theory of Political Economy, London: Macmillan and Co. (Scholar)
  • Mill, J. S., 1963–91, Collected Works of John Stuart Mill, Gen. Ed. J. M. Robson, Toronto: University of Toronto Press. (Scholar)
  • Neal, J., 1830, Principles of Legislation: From the Ms. of Jeremy Bentham; … By M. Dumont …; With Notes and a Biographical Notice of Jeremy Bentham and of M. Dumont, Boston, MA: Wells and Lilly. (Scholar)
  • Smith, T. S., 1832, Lecture Delivered over the Remains of Jeremy Bentham, Esq., in the Webb-Street School of Anatomy & Medicine, on the 9th June, 1832, London: Effingham Wilson. (Scholar)

Secondary Sources

  • Armitage, D., 2011, “Globalizing Jeremy Bentham”, History of Political Thought, 32 (1): 63–82. (Scholar)
  • Avila-Martel, A. de, 1981, “The Influence of Bentham on the Teaching of Penal Law in Chile”, The Bentham Newsletter, 5: 22–8. (Scholar)
  • Bahmueller, C. F., 1981, The National Charity Company: Jeremy Bentham’s Silent Revolution, Berkeley, CA: University of California Press. (Scholar)
  • Bedau, H. A., 1983, “Bentham’s Utilitarian Critique of the Death Penalty”, Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, 74 (3): 1033–65. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2004, “Bentham’s Theory of Punishment: Origin and Content”, Journal of Bentham Studies, 7: n.p. [Available online]. (Scholar)
  • Ben-Dor, O., 2000, Constitutional Limits and the Public Sphere, Oxford & Portland, OR: Hart Publishing. (Scholar)
  • Blamires, C., 2008, The French Revolution and the Creation of Benthamism, London: Palgrave. (Scholar)
  • Boralevi, L. C., 1984, Bentham and the Oppressed, Berlin: W. de Gruyter. (Scholar)
  • Brunon-Ernst, A., ed., 2012, Beyond Foucault: New Perspectives on Bentham’s Panopticon, Farnham: Ashgate. (Scholar)
  • Bykvist, K., 2010, Utilitarianism: A Guide for the Perplexed, London: Continuum. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2013, “Preferences (Preferentialism),” in J.E. Crimmins (ed.), Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Utilitarianism, London & New York: Bloomsbury; reprinted 2017, pp. 440–45. (Scholar)
  • Cain, P. J., 2011, “Bentham and the Development of the British Critique of Colonialism”, Utilitas, 23 (1): 1–24. (Scholar)
  • Champs, E. de., 2015, Enlightenment and Utility: Bentham in French, Bentham in France, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (Scholar)
  • Crimmins, J. E., 1987, “‘Strictures on Paley’s Net’: Capital Punishment and the Power to Pardon”, The Bentham Newsletter, 11: 23–34. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1990, Secular Utilitarianism: Social science and the critique of religion in the thought of Jeremy Bentham, Oxford: Clarendon. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1994, “Bentham’s Political Radicalism Reexamined”, Journal of the History of Ideas, 55 (2): 259–81. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2004, On Bentham, Belmont, CA: Wadsworth. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2011a, Utilitarian Philosophy and Politics: Bentham’s Later Years, London & New York: Continuum. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2011b, “Principles of Utilitarian Penal Law in Beccaria, Bentham and Mill”, in P. K. Koritansky, ed., The Philosophy of Punishment and the History of Political Thought, Columbia, Missouri: The University of Missouri Press, pp. 136–71. (Scholar)
  • Dabhoiwala, F., 2010, “Lust and Liberty”, Past & Present, 207 (1): 89–179. (Scholar)
  • Dewey, J. and J. H. Tufts, 1908, Ethics, in John Dewey: The Middle Works, 1899–1924 (Volume 5), Jo Ann Boydson (ed.), Carbondale and Edwardsville, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 1978. (Scholar)
  • Dewey, J., 1935, Liberalism and Social Action, in John Dewey: The Later Works, 1925–1953 (Volume 11: 1935–1937), Jo Ann Boydston (ed.), Carbondale and Edwardsville, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 1991. (Scholar)
  • Dinwiddy, J. R., 1975, “Bentham’s Transition to Political Radicalism, 1809–10”, Journal of the History of Ideas, 36 (4): 683–700. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1984, “Bentham and the Early Nineteenth Century”, The Bentham Newsletter, 8: 15–33. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1989a, “Adjudication under Bentham’s Pannomion”, Utilitas, 1 (2): 283–9. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1989b, Bentham. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Scholar)
  • Draper, T., 2002, “An Introduction to Jeremy Bentham’s Theory of Punishment”, Journal of Bentham Studies, 5: n.p. [Available online] (Scholar)
  • Engelmann, S., 2001, “Imagining Interest,” Utilitas, 13 (3): 289–322 (Scholar)
  • Foucault, M., 1985, Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison, A. Sheridan (trans.), Harmondsworth: Penguin. (Scholar)
  • Halévy, E., 1901–4, The Growth of Philosophic Radicalism [La Formation du radicalisme philosophique, new edition, M. Morris (trans.), 1928; Clifton, NJ: Augustus M. Kelley 1972. (Scholar)
  • Harrison, R., 1983, Bentham, London: Routledge and Kegan Paul. (Scholar)
  • Hart, H. L. A., 1982, Essays on Bentham: Studies on Jurisprudence and Political Theory, Oxford: Clarendon. (Scholar)
  • Hume, L. J., 1981, Bentham and Bureaucracy, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (Scholar)
  • Itzkin, E. S., 1978, “Bentham’s Chrestomathia: Utilitarian Legacy to English Education”, Journal of the History of Ideas, 39 (2): 303–16. (Scholar)
  • James, W., 1891, “The Moral Philosopher and the Moral Life”, in The Will to Believe and other Essays in Popular Philosophy, New York: Dover Publications, 1956. (Scholar)
  • Jones, H. S., 2005, “The Early Utilitarians, Race, and Empire: The State of the Argument”, in B. Schultz and G. Varouxakis, eds., Utilitarianism and Empire, Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, pp. 179–88. (Scholar)
  • Julius, A., Quinn, M., and P. Schofield, eds., 2020, Bentham and the Arts, London: UCL Press. (Scholar)
  • Kelly, P. J., 1989, “Utilitarianism and Distributive Justice: The Civil Law and the Foundations of Bentham’s Economic Thought”, Utilitas, 1 (1): 62–81. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1990, Utilitarianism and Distributive Justice: Jeremy Bentham and the Civil Law, Oxford: Clarendon. (Scholar)
  • Lieberman, D., 2008, “Bentham’s Democracy”, Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, 28 (3): 605–26. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2011, “Bentham on Codification”, in S. G. Engelmann, ed., Selected Writings: Jeremy Bentham, New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, pp. 460–77. (Scholar)
  • Lively, J., and J. C. Rees, eds., 1978, Utilitarian Logic and Politics: James Mill’s “Essay on Government”, Macaulay’s critique and the ensuing debate. Oxford: Clarendon Press. (Scholar)
  • Long, D. G., 1977, Bentham on Liberty: Jeremy Bentham’s Idea of Liberty in Relation to his Utilitarianism, Toronto: University of Toronto Press. (Scholar)
  • Luño, A-E P., 1981, “Jeremy Bentham and Legal Education in the University of Salamanca during the Nineteenth Century”, The Bentham Newsletter, 5: 44–54. (Scholar)
  • Mack, M. P., 1955, “The Fabians and Utilitarianism”, Journal of the History of Ideas, 16 (1): 76–88. (Scholar)
  • MacKennan, T. L., 1981, “Benthamism in Santander’s Colombia”, The Bentham Newsletter, 5: 29–43. (Scholar)
  • Nozick, R., 1974, Anarchy, State, and Utopia, New York: Basic Books. (Scholar)
  • Peonidis, F., 2009, “Bentham and the Greek Revolution: New evidence”, Journal of Bentham Studies, 11: n.p. [Available online] (Scholar)
  • Pitts, J., 2005, “Jeremy Bentham: Legislator to the World?” in B. Schultz and G. Varouxakis, eds., Utilitarianism and Empire, Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, pp. 57–92. (Scholar)
  • Postema, G. J., 1989, Bentham and the Common Law Tradition, Oxford: Clarendon. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1998, “Bentham’s Equality-Sensitive Utilitarianism”, Utilitas, 10 (2): 144–58. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2014, “The Soul of Justice: Bentham on Publicity, Law, and the Rule of Law”, in Z. Xiabo and M. Quinn, eds., Bentham’s Theory of Law and Public Opinion, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 40–62. (Scholar)
  • Quinn, M., 2008, “A Failure to Reconcile the Irreconcilable? Security, Subsistence and Equality in Bentham’s Writings on the Civil Code and on the Poor Laws”, History of Political Thought, 29 (2): 320–43. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2012, “Which comes first, Bentham’s chicken of utility, or his egg of truth?” Journal of Bentham Studies, 14: online publication. (Scholar)
  • Rawls, J., 1971, A Theory of Justice, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. (Scholar)
  • Resnik, J., 2011, “Bring back Bentham: ‘open courts,’ ‘terror trials,’ and public sphere(s)”, Law, Ethics, Human Rights, 5 (1): 1–69. (Scholar)
  • Richardson, R., 1986, “Bentham and Bodies for Dissection”, The Bentham Newsletter, 10: 22–33. (Scholar)
  • Rosen, F., 1983, Jeremy Bentham and Representative Democracy: A Study of “The Constitutional Code”, Oxford: Clarendon Press. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2003, Classical Utilitarianism from Hume to Mill, London & New York: Routledge. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2005, “Jeremy Bentham on Slavery and the Slave Trade”, in B. Schultz and G. Varouxakis (eds.), Utilitarianism and Empire, Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, pp. 31–56. (Scholar)
  • Rosenblum, N., 1978, Bentham’s Theory of the Modern State, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. (Scholar)
  • Schofield, P., 1996, “Bentham on the Identification of Interests”, Utilitas, 8 (2): 223–34. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2006, Utility & Democracy: The Political Thought of Jeremy Bentham, Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2009, Bentham: A Guide for the Perplexed, London: Continuum. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2013, “The Legal and Political Legacy of Jeremy Bentham”, Annual Review of Law and Social Science, 9: 51–70. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2014, “Jeremy Bentham on Taste, Sex and Religion”, in Z. Xiabo and M. Quinn, eds., Bentham’s Theory of Law and Public Opinion, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 90–118. (Scholar)
  • Semple, J., 1993, Bentham’s Prison: A Study of the Panopticon Penitentiary, Oxford: Clarendon Press. (Scholar)
  • Sokol, M., 2011, Bentham on Sex and Marriage: Law and Utility in Historical Context, London: Continuum. (Scholar)
  • Stephen, L., 1902, The English Utilitarians, 3 vols., New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons. (Scholar)
  • Ten, C. L., 1987, Crime, Guilt, and Punishment: A Philosophical Introduction, New York: Oxford University Press. (Scholar)
  • Twining, W. L., 1985, Theories of Evidence: Bentham and Wigmore, London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson. (Scholar)
  • Thomas, W., 1979, The Philosophic Radicals: Nine Studies in Theory and Practice, 1817–1841, Oxford: Clarendon Press. (Scholar)
  • Wallas, G., 1926, “Bentham as Political Inventor”, Contemporary Review, 129: 308–19. (Scholar)
  • Warke, T., 2000, “Multi-Dimensional Utility and the Index Number Problem: Jeremy Bentham, J. S. Mill, and Qualitative Hedonism”, Utilitas, 12 (2): 176–203. (Scholar)
  • Zhai, X., and S. Palmer, eds., 2019, “Bentham Around the World”, The Journal of Comparative Law, 14 (2): special issue. (Scholar)

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