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    So recently I started reading H.L.A Hart's the concept of Law, and being as this is based around both Austin's positivism theory and Jeremy Bentham's morality based law view, which I profess to know little else about, I feel it necessary to read up on both authors. For Austin it is pretty simple, the province of jurisprudence determined being the obvious choice for reading up on, but for Bentham I'm a bit overwhelmed by his work and was wondering where best to start on it, bearing in mind I'm focused on the legal side it. Any advice would be welcomed, both on Bentham and Jurisprudence in general.
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    (Original post by Dave_77)
    Hi,
    So recently I started reading H.L.A Hart's the concept of Law, and being as this is based around both Austin's positivism theory and Jeremy Bentham's morality based law view, which I profess to know little else about, I feel it necessary to read up on both authors. For Austin it is pretty simple, the province of jurisprudence determined being the obvious choice for reading up on, but for Bentham I'm a bit overwhelmed by his work and was wondering where best to start on it, bearing in mind I'm focused on the legal side it. Any advice would be welcomed, both on Bentham and Jurisprudence in general.
    Hi Dave,

    I've recently been reading Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction. An absolutely fascinating book, jurisprudence is incredibly vagarious and not lucid whatsoever especially natural law theory. Bentham was certainly well ahead of his time especially with his views on morality-base law and utilitarianism and strike me as being incredibly prescient! There are some other amazing theories in the book as professed by Locke, Hobbes and many others. It's great to hear someone so passionate about Jurisprudence
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    (Original post by Dave_77)
    always helpful here is:
    https://plato.stanford.edu/search/se...?query=bentham
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    (Original post by Dave_77)
    Hi,
    So recently I started reading H.L.A Hart's the concept of Law, and being as this is based around both Austin's positivism theory and Jeremy Bentham's morality based law view, which I profess to know little else about, I feel it necessary to read up on both authors. For Austin it is pretty simple, the province of jurisprudence determined being the obvious choice for reading up on, but for Bentham I'm a bit overwhelmed by his work and was wondering where best to start on it, bearing in mind I'm focused on the legal side it. Any advice would be welcomed, both on Bentham and Jurisprudence in general.
    Hey Dave,
    Reading Bentham's 'Introduction to Morals and Legislations' may be a good start. He outlines his ethical theories etc. Also looking at some Ethics textbooks will help you, if you look under chapters entitled 'Utilitarianism'.
    Good luck.

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    Hey Dave,
    Reading Bentham's 'Introduction to Morals and Legislations' may be a good start. He outlines his ethical theories etc. Also looking at some Ethics textbooks will help you, if you look under chapters entitled 'Utilitarianism'.
    Good luck.

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    Thank you very much, I'll be sure to do so
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    always helpful here is:
    https://plato.stanford.edu/search/se...?query=bentham
    That is! Thanks you very much
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    (Original post by DBR247)
    Hi Dave,

    I've recently been reading Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction. An absolutely fascinating book, jurisprudence is incredibly vagarious and not lucid whatsoever especially natural law theory. Bentham was certainly well ahead of his time especially with his views on morality-base law and utilitarianism and strike me as being incredibly prescient! There are some other amazing theories in the book as professed by Locke, Hobbes and many others. It's great to hear someone so passionate about Jurisprudence
    Thank you very much, that genuinely looks fascinating!
 
 
 
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