Jeremy Bentham
Jeremy Bentham
Create all the happiness you are able to create; remove all the misery you are able to remove. Every day will allow you, --will invite you to add something to the pleasure of others, --or to diminish something of their pains. And for every grain of enjoyment you sow in the bosom of another, you shall find a harvest in your own bosom, --while every sorrow which you pluck out from the thoughts and feelings of a fellow creature shall be replaced by beautiful flowers of peace and joy in the sanctuary of your soul.
Advise to a young girl, June 22, 1830

Latest Updates
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October 31, 3006
Just published: Utility and Democracy: The Political Thought of Jeremy Bentham (New York: Oxford University Press), by Philip Schofield.
Research on Well-Being: Some Advice from Jeremy Bentham. By David Collard. Philosophy of the Social Sciences, September, 2006.
Mill, Bentham and 'Internal Culture'. By Colin Heydt. British Journal for the History of Philosophy, May, 2006.
The Influence of Mary Bentham on John Stuart Mill. By Catherine Pease-Watkin. Journal of Bentham Studies, 2006.
December 3, 2005
Bentham's Philosophical Politics. By James E. Crimmis. The Harvard Review of Philosophy, Spring, 1993.
September 22, 2005
Radical Pants and the Pursuit of Happiness. By Negley Harte. THES, September 9, 2005.
July 25, 2005
Introduction. By James E. Crimmins. In Jeremy Bentham’s Auto-Icon and Related Writings, Bristol, 2002.
May 13, 2005
Jeremy Bentham. The Literary Encyclopedia.
May 11, 2005
Of Population. Excerpted from A Manual of Political Economy, Edinburgh, 1843.
Mill between Aristotle & Bentham. By Martha C. Nussbaum. Daedalus, March 22, 2004.
January 18, 2005
Added links to numbers 6-7 (2003-2004) of the Journal of Bentham Studies:
Bentham and the Scots. By J. H. Burns
Bentham at Ford Abbey. By Catherine Fuller.
January 16, 2005
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Writings by Jeremy Bentham
[books / book excerpts]
·  A Fragment on Government. London, 1776.
·  Defence of Usury. London, 1787. [French translation]
·  An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation. London, 1789.
·  Panopticon. Dublin, 1791.
·  A Protest Against Law Taxes. Dublin, 1793.
·  A Table of the Springs of Action. London, 1817.
·  On the Liberty of the Press, and Public Discussion. London, 1821.
·  Three Tracts Relative to Spanish and Portugueze Affairs with a Continental Eye to English Ones. London, 1821.
·  The Elements of the Art of Packing. London, 1821.
·  Truth versus Ashhurst. London, 1823.
·  The Rationale of Reward. London, 1825.
·  The Rationale of Punishment. London, 1830.
·  Of Population. Excerpted from A Manual of Political Economy, Edinburgh, 1843.
·  Critique of the Doctrine of Inalienable, Natural Rights. Excerpted from Anarchical Fallacies, Edinburgh, 1843.
·  Logical Arrangements. Excerpted from Nomography. Edinburgh, 1843.
·  Pannomial Fragments. Edinburgh, 1843.
·  Principles of International Law. Edinburgh, 1843.
·  Principles of the Civil Code. Edinburgh, 1843.
[articles]
·  Paederasty. 1785.
·  To the National Convention of France. 1793.
·  Of the Influence of Time and Place in Matters of Legislation. Edinburgh, 1843.
·  Of Promulgation of the Laws and Promulgation of the Reasons Thereof. Edinburgh, 1843.
[letters]
·  To Sir Samuel Bentham and Etienne Bérard. September, 1820.
·  To José Joaquín de Mora. September 19, 1820.
·  To José Joaquín de Mora. September 26, 1820.
·  To José da Silva Carvalho. November 7, 1821.
·  To the Editor of the Morning Chronicle. March 4, 1825.
[miscellaneous]
·  Extract from Jeremy Bentham's Last Will and Testament.

Writings about Jeremy Bentham
[dictionary / encyclopaedia entries]
·  Benthamism. Catholic Encyclopedia.
·  Jeremy Bentham. The Bentham Project.
·  Jeremy Bentham. The Columbia Encyclopedia.
·  Jeremy Bentham. The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics.
·  Jeremy Bentham. The Dictionary of Eighteenth-Century British Philosophers.
·  Jeremy Bentham. Encarta.
·  Jeremy Bentham. Encyclopædia Britannica (1911).
·  Jeremy Bentham. Free Online Dictionary of Philosophy.
·  Jeremy Bentham. The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
·  Jeremy Bentham. The History Guide.
·  Jeremy Bentham. The Literary Encyclopedia.
·  Jeremy Bentham. The Oxford Companion to Philosophy.
·  Jeremy Bentham. The Penguin Dictionary of Philosophy.
·  Jeremy Bentham. Spartacus Educational.
·  Jeremy Bentham. Wikipedia.
[other writings]
·  Bentham's Theory of Legislation. North American Review, 1840.
·  Jeremy Bentham. The United Stated Democratic Review, 1840.
·  Early Life of Jeremy Bentham. The United States Democratic Review, 1842.
·  Law Reform in England. The United States Democratic Review, 1851.
·  Bentham. By John Stuart Mill. London, 1838, 2nd ed. 1859.
·  Jeremy Bentham. By John Neal. The Atlantic Monthly, 1865.
·  Bentham and Benthamism in Politics and Ethics. By Henry Sidgwick. The Fortnightly Review, 1877.
·  Jeremy Bentham. By Leslie Stephen. In The English Utilitarians, London, 1900, vol. I.
·  The 'Auto Icon' of Jeremy Bentham at University College London. By C. F. A. Marmoy. Medical History, April, 1958.
·  Bentham's Philosophical Politics. By James E. Crimmis. The Harvard Review of Philosophy, Spring, 1993.
·  Pain and Human Action: Locke to Bentham. By Marco E. L. Guidi. 1994.
·  The Utilitarian Foundations of Collectivism. By Axel Davies. Libertarian Heritage, 1995.
·  Bentham's Frigidarium: Utilitarianism and Food Preservation. By David L. Cohen. Journal of Bentham Studies, 1997.
·  The Fallacy of Non-Interference. By Michael Quinn. Journal of Bentham Studies, 1997.
·  Bentham's Economics of Emulation. By Marco E. L. Guidi. 1997.
·  Bentham's Economics of Legislation. By Marco E. L. Guidi. ca. 1997.
·  The Place of Jeremy Bentham's Theory of Fictions. By Emmanuelle de Champs. Journal of Bentham Studies, 1999.
·  Potemkin and the Panopticon. By Simon Werret. Journal of Bentham Studies, 1999.
·  A Reconstruction of Classical Utilitarianism. By Tom Warke. Journal of Bentham Studies, 2000.
·  Bentham Lectures. By Stephen Darwall. ca. 2000.
·  Jeremy Bentham: His Life and Impact. By Jerry Kahn. ca. 2000.
·  Jeremy Bentham. By Peter Landry. ca. 2000.
·  Bentham's Contact with Portuguese Liberals 1820-23. By Catherine Fuller. Journal of Bentham Studies, 2000.
·  Bentham's International Manuscripts Versus the Published Works. By Gunhild Hoogensen. Journal of Bentham Studies, 2001.
·  Introduction. By James E. Crimmins. In Jeremy Bentham’s Auto-Icon and Related Writings, Bristol, 2002.
·  An Introduction to Jeremy Bentham's Theory of Punishment. By Tony Draper. Journal of Bentham Studies, 2002.
·  Jeremy and Samuel Bentham - The Private and the Public. By Catherine Pease-Watkin. Journal of Bentham Studies, 2002.
·  Jeremy Bentham: An Iliad of Argument. By J. H. Burns. Journal of Bentham Studies, 2002.
·  Bentham, Mill and Green on the Nature of the Good. By Maria Dimova-Cookson. Journal of Bentham Studies, 2003.
·  Bentham, Rights and Humanity: A Fight in Three Rounds. By Amanda Alexander. Journal of Bentham Studies, 2003.
·  Jeremy Bentham, Social Criticism & Levels of Meaning. By Colin Tyler. Journal of Bentham Studies, 2003.
·  Bentham's Panopticon and Dumont's Panoptique. By Catherine Pease-Watkin. Journal of Bentham Studies, 2003.
·  Bentham at Ford Abbey. By Catherine Fuller. Journal of Bentham Studies, 2004.
·  Bentham's Theory of Punishment: Origin and Content. By Hugo Bedau. Journal of Bentham Studies, 2004.
·  Bentham and the Scots. By J. H. Burns. Journal of Bentham Studies, 2004.
·  Bentham's Critique of Civil Procedure, 1806-1811. By Tony Draper. Journal of Bentham Studies, 2004.
·  Mill between Aristotle & Bentham. By Martha C. Nussbaum. Daedalus, March 22, 2004.
·  The 'Uneventful Life'. By Huw Richards. THES, September 9, 2005.
·  Radical Pants and the Pursuit of Happiness. By Negley Harte. THES, September 9, 2005.
·  The Influence of Mary Bentham on John Stuart Mill. By Catherine Pease-Watkin. Journal of Bentham Studies, 2006.
·  Mill, Bentham and 'Internal Culture'. By Colin Heydt. British Journal for the History of Philosophy, May, 2006.
·  Research on Well-Being: Some Advice from Jeremy Bentham. By David Collard. Philosophy of the Social Sciences, September, 2006.
[reviews]
·  Defence of Usury. The New England Magazine, 1834.

General websites
·  The Bentham Project. [French translation]
·  Jeremy's Labyrinth.
·  Erratic Impact.
·  History of Economic Thought.

Miscellaneous
·  Bibliography of Jeremy Bentham.
·  Jeremy Bentham: A Select Bibliograpy. 1989-2002.

David Hume   ·    Jeremy Bentham   ·    William Godwin   ·    James Mill
John Stuart Mill   ·    Henry Sidgwick   ·    R. M. Hare   ·    Peter Singer

The father of English innovation, both in doctrines and in institutions, is Bentham: he is the great subversive, or, in the language of continental philosophers, the great critical, thinker of his age and country.
John Stuart Mill