Essays Tagged: "Jeremy Bentham"

Classical liberalism in the States

Hobbes a economics argued that people were motivated by the desire for pleasure and to avoid pain. Jeremy Bentham believed pleasure differ in intensity but there was no qualitative difference. He arg ...

(4 pages) 99 0 2.0 Dec/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics > Economic History

Vivisection (Experimentation on living animals)

onVivisection (Experimentation on living animals) began as early as the 17th century by Philosopher Jeremy Bentham. Bentham rejected the theory (by Philosopher Rene Descartes) "That animals are not ab ...

(2 pages) 53 0 3.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Bucking the Trend: Faulkner and McCullers Create the Mammy Outside the Box.

Faulkner and McCullersJeremy Bentham and John Stuart Mill once had an idea to take something as complicated as ethics and ...

(8 pages) 48 0 4.4 Apr/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics

Utilitarianism is usually connected with the specific doctrines of Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart Mill.

Utilitarianism is usually connected with the specific doctrines of Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart Mill, who both took the goodness of consequences to be measured by th ...

(7 pages) 221 0 3.5 Jun/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

The utilitarian philosophies of Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart Mill.

Compare and contrast the utilitarian philosophies of Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart Mill. Which do you think is the more convincing moral theory, and why ... moral theory, and why?In terms of Utilitarianism, this assignment shall outline the philosophies of Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart Mill. It shall firstly illustrate the ideas of Bentham and then follo ... sm and Value, available online:, cited May 2003.Mautner. J, (2002), Jeremy Bentham (1748 - 1832), available online:, cited May 2003.M ...

(8 pages) 243 1 3.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

Outline and evaluate what you consider to be the most powerful objection to Utilitarianism as a moral theory

best consequences. Utilitarianism, the most popular of consequentialist theories, was formulated by Jeremy Bentham (1789) and later refined by John Stuart Mill (1861). In general terms, classical util ...

(4 pages) 184 1 4.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Explain the Main difference between Act and Rule Utilitarianism (it can also be used to explain the main difference between Bentham and Mill)

ism is a theory, which first became widely acknowledge when it was adopted by its greatest advocate Jeremy Bentham. It is a theory that maintains that it is an action's total consequence that determin ... losophy of the theory of Utilitarianism is to create the greatest happiness for the greatest number.Jeremy Bentham, and his disciple John Stuart Mill have become recognised as the two greatest sponsor ...

(11 pages) 177 0 4.3 Jan/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Compare critically Bentham's, Hart's and Dworkin's accounts of legal obligation. The essay is submitted for the course "Jurisprudence"

d Hart's account of legal obligation, before I make a comparison of all the three jurists' theories.Jeremy Bentham's Legal ObligationFor Bentham, obligation is the opposite of rights. Obligations and ... n: Duckworth, 1977)Hart, H.L.A., The Concept of Law (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1961)Bentham, Jeremy, Jeremy's Labyrinth: A Bentham Hypertext ( ...

(12 pages) 101 0 0.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

How successful was J.S. Mill in overcoming the problems associated with Bentham's Utilitarianism?

ohn Stuart Mill tries to overcome these problems.In 1789 utilitarianism was born, the brainchild of Jeremy Bentham. Bentham was a hedonist or someone who is constantly in pursuit of pleasure or happin ...

(4 pages) 114 0 4.2 Jan/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Describe the main strengths and weaknesses of utilitarianism

Utilitarianism was Originally formulated by Jeremy Bentham in the 18th century, and fully developed by John Stewart Mill in the 19th. It Asserts ...

(4 pages) 247 1 4.3 Feb/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Critically Discuss Utilitarianism as an Ethical Theory. What are the Problems that Confront Utiliatarianism as a Theory of Public Policy?

Utilitarianism is a version of moral philosophy, initiated by Jeremy Bentham and refined and popularized by John Stuart Mill, which, true to its etymology, is con ... influential of ethical theories, and the one most widely used in ordinary 'common-sense' decisions. Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832) argued that an action should be judged, not simply on the happiness it ap ... ood goes to the greatest number hence social inequality or discrimination that is formed or created.Jeremy Bentham as an exclusive British philosophical inquiry into the workings of government and the ...

(11 pages) 201 0 4.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

This is an essay on animal experimentation, specializing in the Cosmetic section.

sting on animal and it has no point ever since it started in the seventeenth century by Philosopher Jeremy Bentham, who made the theory "That animals are not able to reason and therefore do not feel p ...

(3 pages) 75 1 3.7 Jun/2004

Subjects: Science Essays

Gay Marriage: A privilege or a right?

being oppressed, and if they should be allowed to marry, I will analyze the works of Edmund Burke, Jeremy Bentham, and Karl Marx. In his Reflections on the Revolution in France, Edmund Burke s ... at gay marriages would be detrimental to the concept of family. In his Anarchical Fallacies, Jeremy Bentham analyzes the French Revolution much like Burke did; more specifically, he analyzes th ...

(8 pages) 230 7 3.4 Oct/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Title: Jeremy Bentham. A basic history of Jeremy Bentham and comprehensive explanation of his economic philosophy.

Born on February 15, 1748 in Spitalfields, London, Jeremy Bentham is the creator of Utililtarianism. Utilitarianism is the economic philosophy that the ... s because two people have a greater potential for happiness than one. (Patrick)BibliographyBentham, Jeremy. (1824). Book of Fallacies, TheLondon, England: Hunt PublishingBentham, Jeremy (1789). Introd ... als and LegislationEngland: UnknownKelly, Paul .J. (1990). Utilitarianism and Distributive Justice: Jeremy BenthamAnd the Civil Law Oxford, England: Oxford PressPatrick, Donald (Unknown) Utilitarianis ...

(4 pages) 65 0 4.7 Nov/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

Supplemental Notes on John Stuart Mill's On Liberty

ich was published in England in 1859. John Stuart Mill was the student of his father James Mill and Jeremy Bentham, who raised him to defend the theory of Utilitarianism. John Stuart Mill was a child ...

(18 pages) 106 0 5.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

Problems and prospects for Utilitarianism

writers of this movement, JS Mill, was not even utilitarian, despite his assertions to the contrary.Jeremy Bentham was the modern father of utilitarianism, but he has his antecedents in the Epicureans ...

(8 pages) 159 0 4.3 Mar/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Ethics and ethical behaviour.

in an interpretation of ethics and ethical behaviour.The utilitarian view was formulated in 1781 by Jeremy Bentham, and later elaborated on by the philosopher John Stuart Mill (Wikipedia, 2005.) It's ...

(5 pages) 649 1 3.8 May/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management


that in the interests of beneficence and acting in accordance to the utilitarian theory proposed by Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832) and John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) cited in (Kenworthy et al 2003), i.e. Wh ...

(5 pages) 121 0 3.8 Nov/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health


dudes who had way too much free time.The term Utlilitarian was coined by a strange little man named Jeremy Bentham (Colliers, 1). It is defined by the ethical theory that the conduct which is right is ... ake it right. Bentham figured laws should be socially useful and not merely reflect the status quo (Jeremy, 3). He believed men inevitably pursue pleasure while at the same time avoid pain. Utilitaria ...

(5 pages) 117 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Teleological ethical theories vs. Deontological ethical theories By: Jesse Coleman

o there is no test for the egoism theories.Another teleological theory is utilitarianism derived by Jeremy Bentham. Bentham stated that, ?Mankind is governed by pleasure and pain?. He says are actions ... ividual rights are trampled on. People live by the most pleasure with the least pain idea stated by Jeremy Bentham. And, I would have to agree with John Mills that the world is ?dummying down? because ...

(6 pages) 35 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy