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Meaning, Analysis, and Exposition: The Technology of Thought

Gerald J. Postema

in Utility, Publicity, and Law: Essays on Bentham's Moral and Legal Philosophy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198793175
eISBN:
9780191835100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793175.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Bentham trained his intellectual energy primarily on law and political ordering, but he looked to every mode of inquiry available for analytic and normative tools with which to “rear the fabric of ... More


A Commentary on the Comment: Jeremy Bentham’s Theory of Custom

James Bernard Murphy

in The Philosophy of Customary Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199370627
eISBN:
9780199370641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199370627.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Bentham is most famous for his argument that custom and customary law are fictitious entities. I explore his theory of fictitious entities in his ontology, epistemology, logic, linguistics, and ... More


The Panopticon

Peter Otto

in Multiplying Worlds: Romanticism, Modernity, and the Emergence of Virtual Reality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199567676
eISBN:
9780191725364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567676.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Bentham's proposals for penal reform were published in Panopticon; or, The Inspection House (written in 1786) and its two Postscripts (1790, 1791). Focusing on these works, and diverging from ... More


Facts, Fictions, and Law: Foundations of the Law of Evidence

Gerald J. Postema

in Utility, Publicity, and Law: Essays on Bentham's Moral and Legal Philosophy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198793175
eISBN:
9780191835100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793175.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Bentham’s analysis of the probative force of evidence appears to be skeptical and relativist. Bentham was convinced that in all aspects of the judicial assessment of evidence, there was no place for ... More


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