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The Resource A fragment on government : the new authoritative edition, Jeremy Bentham ; by J.H. Burns and H.L.A. Hart ; with an introduction by Ross Harrison

A fragment on government : the new authoritative edition, Jeremy Bentham ; by J.H. Burns and H.L.A. Hart ; with an introduction by Ross Harrison

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A fragment on government : the new authoritative edition
Title
A fragment on government
Title remainder
the new authoritative edition
Statement of responsibility
Jeremy Bentham ; by J.H. Burns and H.L.A. Hart ; with an introduction by Ross Harrison
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Language
eng
Summary
This volume makes available to a student readership one of the central texts in the utilitarian tradition, in the authoritative 1977 edition prepared by Professors Burns and Hart as part of Bentham's Collected works. A Fragment on Government is, as Ross Harrison observes in his introduction, a young man's work, and Bentham's exuberant prose reflects his own confidence that the Fragment 'was the first publication by which men at large were invited to break loose from the trammels of authority and ancestor-wisdom on the field of law'. Certain that history was on his side, Bentham sought to rid the world of the hideous mess wrought by legal obfuscation and confusion, and to transform politics into a rational scientific activity, premised on the hideous politics into a rational scientific activity, premised on the fundamental axiom that 'it is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the measure of right and wrong'. In the context of a European social and political order still based upon privilege and hereditary right, this was a profoundly subversive sentiment. This edition of the Fragment on Government contains several important students aids, including a guide to further reading and a chronology of the principal events in Bentham's life
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UkCbUP
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1748-1832
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Bentham, Jeremy
Dewey number
320/.01/1
Index
index present
LC call number
K334
LC item number
.B444 1988
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1907-1992
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  • Burns, J. H.
  • Hart, H. L. A.
Series statement
Cambridge texts in the history of political thought
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  • Utilitarianism
  • Law
  • Political science
  • Blackstone, William
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A fragment on government : the new authoritative edition, Jeremy Bentham ; by J.H. Burns and H.L.A. Hart ; with an introduction by Ross Harrison
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Principal events in Bentham's life -- Bibliographical note -- Note on the text -- Preface -- Introduction -- 1. Formation of government -- 2. Forms of government -- 3. British constitution -- 4. Right of the Supreme Power to make laws -- 5. Duty of the Supreme Power to make laws -- Appendix -- Index
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CR9781139163675
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1 online resource (xxx, 128 pages)
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online
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9780521350549
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
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remote
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A fragment on government : the new authoritative edition, Jeremy Bentham ; by J.H. Burns and H.L.A. Hart ; with an introduction by Ross Harrison
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Principal events in Bentham's life -- Bibliographical note -- Note on the text -- Preface -- Introduction -- 1. Formation of government -- 2. Forms of government -- 3. British constitution -- 4. Right of the Supreme Power to make laws -- 5. Duty of the Supreme Power to make laws -- Appendix -- Index
Control code
CR9781139163675
Extent
1 online resource (xxx, 128 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521350549
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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