1747, Feb 41832, Jun 6
an English philosopher, jurist, and social reformer regarded as the founder of modern utilitarianism. Bentham defined as the "fundamental axiom" of his philosophy the principle that "it is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the measure of right and wrong." He became a leading theorist in Anglo-American philosophy of law, and a political radical whose ideas influenced the development of welfarism. He advocated individual and economic freedoms, the separation of church and state, freedom of expression, equal rights for women, the right to divorce, and (in an unpublished essay) the decriminalising of homosexual acts.
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Baltasar Anduaga y Espinosa
...literary books. He translated and edited the works of Jeremy Bentham in fourteen volumes between 1841 and 1843, as...
Manasseh Dawes
...of libel; but defended William Blackstone against Jeremy Bentham, had doubts as to abolishing tests, and held that...
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