Utilitas 5 (2):209-219 (1993)

My object in this paper is to suggest a few reflections on some themes in Bentham's work which others as well as I have noted, without perhaps developing them as fully as might with advantage be done. There will be nothing like full development in the limited compass of what is said here, but what is said may at least indicate possible directions for further exploration. The greater part of the paper will be concerned with the notion of natural authority; but I want to begin by taking a broader, though no doubt rather superficial, view of the role in Bentham's thinking of the concepts of ‘nature’ and ‘the natural’.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1017/S0953820800005768
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 68,975
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Rights.Jacqueline A. Laing - 2009 - A Companion to Philosophy in Australia and New Zealand.
Bentham's Theory of Law and Public Opinion.Xiaobo Zhai & Michael Quinn (eds.) - 2014 - Cambridge University Press.
A Fragment on Government.Jeremy Bentham - 1891 - Lawbook Exchange.
Bentham's 'Two Theses' Argument.Oded Balaban - 2004 - Manuscrito 27 (2):405-430.
Aristotle, Antigone and Natural Justice.Gabriela Remow - 2008 - History of Political Thought 29 (4):585-600.


Added to PP index

Total views
94 ( #122,630 of 2,498,172 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
3 ( #212,239 of 2,498,172 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes