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PITHY QUOTE FROM Bentham: Works

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The humanity of a king would lead him to pardon at the expense of penal justice. He would do good on a small scale, harm on a large scale, so that there would be a great loss in the balance. Virtue, doing a small quantity of good, may be accompanied with vice in great quantity. A man is rescued from prison whose death might be a public benefit.

The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham. Deontology, Appendix C: "Hume's Virtues"

The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham. Electronic Edition. book cover

The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham. Electronic Edition.

ISBN: 978-1-57085-008-0

Language: English

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Jeremy Bentham by William Henry Worthington. Line and stipple engraving, published 1823. By permission, National Portrait Gallery, London

The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham contains Bentham's published and unpublished works from the definitive and ongoing Bentham Project (http://www.ucl.ac.uk/Bentham-Project).

A fundamental reference source for law, political science, philosophy, colonialism, slavery, and education.


Bentham, Jeremy. A Comment on the Commentaries and A Fragment on Government. Edited by J. H. Burns and H. L. A. Hart. London: Athlone Press, 1977.

_____. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation. Edited by J. H Burns and H. L. A. Hart. London: The Athlone Press, 1970.

_____. Of Laws in General. Edited by H. L. A. Hart. London: The Athlone Press, 1970.

_____. Constitutional Code, Vol. I. Edited by F. Rosen and J. H. Burns. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1983.

_____. Deontology together with A Table of the Springs of Action and Article on Utilitarianism. Edited by Amnon Goldworth. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1983.

_____. Chrestomathia. Edited by M. J. Smith and W. H. Burston. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1983.

_____. First Principles preparatory to Constitutional Code. Edited by Philip Schofield. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1989.

_____. Securities against Misrule and other Constitutional Writings for Tripoli and Greece. Edited by Philip Schofield. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1990.

_____. Official Aptitude Maximized; Expense Minimized. Edited by Philip Schofield. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1993.

_____. Colonies, Commerce, and Constitutional Law: Rid Yourselves of Ultramaria and other writings on Spain and Spanish America. Edited by Philip Schofield. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1995.

_____. 'Legislator of the World': Writings on Codification, Law, and Education. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1998.



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