Jeremy Bentham (15 February 1748 – 6 June 1832) was a British philosopher, jurist and social reformer. He is regarded as the founder of modern utilitarianism.
Bentham became a leading theorist in Anglo-American philosophy of law, and a political radical whose ideas influenced the development of welfarism. He advocated individual and economic freedom, the separation of church and state, ... more »
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''The schoolmaster is abroad! And I trust to him armed with his primer against the soldier in full military array.''Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832), British philosopher, political theorist, jurist. speech, Jan. 29, 1828, to House of Commons, on educational reform.
''The said truth is that it is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the measure of right and wrong.''Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832), British philosopher, political theorist, jurist. repr. (1948). Fragment of Government (1776). The formula was repeated...
''The age we live in is a busy age; in which knowledge is rapidly advancing towards perfection.''Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832), British jurist and philosopher. Preface, A Fragment on Government, first sentence (1776).