Jeremy Bentham

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Noun1.Jeremy Bentham - English philosopher and juristJeremy Bentham - English philosopher and jurist; founder of utilitarianism (1748-1831)
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Organised emigration of an excess population had become a cherished project for social reformers of different kinds, from Gilbert Wakefield to the Benthamites.
The Benthamites, including John Mill, had a foot in each camp.
It should also be noted that early in the Victorian era Benthamites were able to effect reforms in the penal code (Altick 115-141).
While Benthamites tend not to want to mention this material addendum to the written corpus, Collings sees in Bentham's refusal to honor the customs that sacralize the dead a demystifying impulse that mirrors Burke's denial of antagonism and reversibility; Bentham's work is infused with "the hope that we might collectively overcome antagonism" and achieve "a form of government free of the logic of reversibility, bound by nothing more than the task of managing the benign operations of a perfectly ordered system" (96).
Benthamites like Appleton rather frankly admitted their hostility to the privilege against self incrimination.
In chapter four, Austin is shown to have been greatly concerned with questions of moral truth and divine law, in the pattern of Aquinas and Hobbes, rather than the utilitarian jurisprudence of the Benthamites to which he is usually linked.
Leading credit for the policy change, however, is given by historians to Benthamites, not evangelicals: the two most influential members of the commission were Nassau Senior and Edwin Chadwick.
It is no exaggeration to say that nearly all the characters in Forster's novels are either Benthamites or Coleridgeans--opposing the mind to the heart, the letter to the spirit, efficiency to love" (5).
And whenever we make utilitarian arguments other than those of pure Pareto-preference for why one set of policies is superior to another set, we are all, in our hearts, secret Benthamites.
All utilitarians, whether Benthamites or Millians or Dawkinsites, are overconfident.
Equity had always been accused of being excessively arbitrary, but in the nineteenth century legal positivists, Benthamites, codifiers, legal formalists, and legal historians came to view the very notions of equity and natural law as legal fictions, indicative of fine poetic sentiments such as fairness and trust, but in reality subverted (as Dickens implied in Bleak House [1852-53]) by Chancery itself, whose practice had ossified into the very kind of excessive formalism that equity had originally opposed.