Utility and Democracy

The Political Thought of Jeremy Bentham
Author(s): 
Schofield, Philip
ISBN: 
0198208561
Date published: 
June 2006
Hardback
Price: 
£55.00

In this first full historical account of the political thought of Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832), Philip Schofield shows how Bentham's insights in the fields of logic and language led to the first defence of democracy from a utilitarian perspective, and to the creation of the philosophic radicals, dedicated to political, legal, ecclesiastical, and social reform.