New PDF release: Bentham, Law and Marriage: A Utilitarian Code of Law in

By Mary Sokol

Jeremy Bentham's legislation of marriage is firmly according to the main of software, which claims that each one human activities are ruled by means of a desire to achieve excitement and stay away from discomfort, and at the proposition that women and men are equivalent. He wrote in a past due eighteenth century context of Enlightenment debate concerning the prestige of girls, marriage and the kinfolk, as did his contemporaries Wollstonecraft and extra. Bentham spoke back quite to the concept of Milton, Locke, Hume, Paley and to the French thinkers Montesquieu, Diderot and Rousseau. those have been the turbulent years resulting in the French Revolution and it's during this milieu that Mary Sokol seeks to rediscover the ‘historical’ Bentham. rather than relating to his notion as ‘timeless’, she considers Bentham's perspective to the reform of marriage legislations and plans for the social reform of marriage, putting either his lifestyles and paintings within the philosophical and old context of his time.

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