The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham

Correspondence: Volume 9: January 1817 to June 1820
Editor(s): 
Conway, Stephen
Editor(s): 
Rosen, F.
ISBN: 
0198226160
Date published: 
January 1989
Hardback
Price: 
£65.00
Pages: 
542

These letters - the vast majority of which have never been published before - illustrate many aspects of Bentham's public and private life. The composition, editing, printing, publishing, and reception of several of his writings are discussed, while the correspondence with his secretary and protege John Herbert Koe gives a unique insight into Bentham's working methods. The proposed Chrestomathic School is the subject of many of the letters of 1820, though even in that year Bentham's involvement in the world of radical politics emerges clearly. The volume also testifies to his burgeoning international reputation, and to his interest in reform in North and South America, Russia, Spain, France, and Geneva.

 

These letters - the vast majority of which have never been published before - illustrate many aspects of Bentham's public and private life. The proposed Chrestomathic School is the subject of many of the letters of 1820.