TTR 32.1 (2011): Jeremy Bentham's Theory Today

TTR 32.1 (2011): Jeremy Bentham's Theory Today

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Jeremy Bentham's Theory Today
Volume 32, Number 1, 2011

This special issue traces areas where Bentham's scholarship has made progress. The endeavour is two-fold. First, it shows the extent to which scholars are rejuvenating Bentham, who is often portrayed as an outdated utilitarian of the pleasure calculus. Second, it examines the impact of Bentham's utilitarianism on some contemporary debates. This issue gives readers a glimpse into new readings flowing from the scholarly editions of Bentham's works. Emmanuelle de Champs, Stephen G. Engelmann, and Jennifer Pitts underline the gaps between the historical Bentham and the authentic Bentham, derived from the circulation of Bentham's writings in 19th and 20th century editions. The image of Bentham that emerges from this analysis provides more insight than the traditional picture drawn by critics, starting with JS Mill and Marx, and ending with HalÚvy and Foucault.

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