By Emmanuelle de Champs
Jeremy Bentham, the founding father of classical utilitarianism, used to be a seminal determine within the historical past of recent political notion. This full of life monograph provides the various French connections of an emblematic British philosopher. probably greater than the other highbrow of his time, Bentham engaged with modern occasions and other people in France, even writing in French within the 1780s. putting Bentham's concept within the context of the French-language Enlightenment via to the post-Revolutionary period, Emmanuelle de Champs makes the case for a historic learn of 'Global Bentham'. analyzing formerly unpublished resources, she lines the move of Bentham's letters, associates, manuscripts, and books within the French-speaking global. This learn in transnational highbrow heritage finds how utilitarianism, as a doctrine, was once either the manufactured from, and a contribution to, French-language political concept at a key time in ecu heritage. The debates surrounding utilitarianism in France forged new gentle at the making of contemporary Liberalism.
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