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Benthamism

the philosophy of utilitarianism as first expounded by the British philosopher and jurist Jeremy Bentham (1748--1832) in terms of an action being good that has a greater tendency to augment the happiness of the community than to diminish it
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Now perhaps the Benthamite hedonist can somehow try to tie a favoring attitude to the sensation they claim grounds reasons without allowing a grounding role to such favorings.
A second problem in tracing Benthamite ideas is the fact that the prevalence of Bentham is distorted by one significant importation in 1831 and sale of works in Sydney in 1846.
(32) See ibid at 945-46, noting in 1962 that the Uniform Rules of Evidence drafters explicitly reject the Benthamite critique.
Derbyshire also reminds me of something that I'd forgotten, namely that Polanyi also identified Benthamite utilitarianism as an integral part of the paradoxical, small-yet-big liberal state.
Benthamite model also implied a distinction between the deterrability of
(50.) Hugh Collins, 'Political Ideology in Australia: The Distinctiveness of a Benthamite Society', in Stephen Graubard (ed.), Australia: The Daedalus Symposium, Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1985, pp.
From Peter Ackroyd's monumental Dickens (1991), one learns that True Sun embraced Benthamite Radicalism, advocating untrammeled free speech and universal suffrage, condemning the Established Church and aristocratic rule.
In The Chimes, at least, working-class culture would actively reject Benthamite theorizing, while the middle-and upper-class individuals in the story, such as Filer, have an exaggerated supply-and-demand view of human relationships.
Its ideological roots lay in the Benthamite view that unsupervised teachers were not to be trusted, and that detailed written reports were to be required of all inspectors.
These dynamics reflect a historical situation in which law as logos--the rule of law manifest in an obsessive Benthamite standardization of market practice--confronted law as nomos, in its most situated sense as shifting customary practices (practices that Hindu and Muslim legal traditions had adjudicated with attention to the specificity of context).
(2) The inaugural edition focused on the Benthamite notion that it is better for ten guilty persons to be acquitted than for one innocent person to be convicted--is at the printer as this is being written.
An editorial in the Newcastle Chronicle in 1869, in an optimistic extension of the Benthamite doctrine of the greatest good of the greatest number, endorsed the search for happiness, morality, and egalitarianism.