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An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation

By Bentham, Jeremy

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Title: An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation  
Author: Bentham, Jeremy
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Language: English
Subject: Political science., Economics and literature, Economic & political studies series
Collections: Economics Publications Collection
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Publisher: Archive for the History of Economic Thought

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Economic Theory Literature

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Preface: The following sheets were, as the note on the opposite page expresses, printed so long ago as the year 1780. The design, in pursuance of which they were written, was not so extensive as that announced by the present title. They had at that time no other destination than that of serving as an introduction to a plan of a penal code in terminus, designed to follow them, in the same volume. The body of the work had received its completion according to the then present extent of the author?s views, when, in the investigation of some flaws he had discovered, he found himself unexpectedly entangled in an unsuspected corner of the metaphysical maze. A suspension, at first not apprehended to be more than a temporary one, necessarily ensued: suspension brought on coolness, and coolness, aided by other concurrent causes, ripened into disgust.

Table of Contents
Contents Preface ............................................................................................... 5 I: Of The Principle of Utility ............................................................ 14 II: Of Principles Adverse to that of Utility ....................................... 19 III: Of the Four Sanctions or Sources of Pain and Pleasure ............ 27 IV: Value of a Lot of Pleasure or Pain, How to be Measured .......... 31 V: Pleasures and Pains, Their Kinds ................................................ 35 VI: Of Circumstances Influencing Sensibility .................................. 42 VII: Of Human Actions in General .................................................. 61 VIII: Of Intentionality ...................................................................... 69 IX: Of Consciousness ...................................................................... 74 X: Of Motives .................................................................................. 80 XI: Human Dispositions in General ............................................... 105 XII: Of the Consequences of a Mischievous Act ........................... 121 XIII: Cases Unmeet for Punishment............................................... 134 XIV: Of the Proportion between Punishments and Offences .......... 140 XV: Of the Properties to be Given to a Lot of Punishment ............ 147 XVI: Division of Offenses.............................................................. 158 XVII: Of the Limits of the Penal Branch of Jurisprudence ............ 224 Notes .............................................................................................. 239

 

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