Theory of Legislation

To establish and illustrate this proposition, and to show how it ought to be, and might be carried into practice, was the aim and end of Bentham's life and writings"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Author: Jeremy Bentham

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105010610801

Category: Civil Law

Page: 472

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"Whatever may be thought of the Principle of Utility, when considered as the foundation of morals, no one now-a-days will undertake to deny that it is the only safe rule of legislation. To establish and illustrate this proposition, and to show how it ought to be, and might be carried into practice, was the aim and end of Bentham's life and writings"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

The Theory and Practice of Legislation

This work provides a rational framework for legislation.

Author: Luc J. Wintgens

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351881265

Category: Law

Page: 368

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This work provides a rational framework for legislation. The unifying premise behind the essays is that, although legislation and regulation are the result of a political process, legislation and regulation can be the object of theoretical study. The volume focuses on problems that are common to most European legal systems and the approach involves applying to legislative problems the tools of legal theory - hence 'legisprudence'. Whereas traditional legal theory deals predominantly with the application of law by the judge, legisprudence enlarges the field of study so as to include the creation of law by the legislator. The original essays published in this collection expose and develop a range of new insights into the relationship between legislative problems and legal theory in a way which will engage and interest legal scholars throughout the world.

The Theory Of Legislation

Hildreth's 1840 edition is generally accepted as a faithful English translation of the first two volumes of Dumont.

Author: William Sweet

Publisher: Thoemmes

ISBN: 1843711214

Category: Philosophy

Page: 530

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This set presents in facsimile The Theory of Legislation by the English utilitarian legal philosopher Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832), originally edited by Étienne Dumont (1802) and later translated by Richard Hildreth (1840). Hildreth's 1840 edition is generally accepted as a faithful English translation of the first two volumes of Dumont. A second (corrected) edition of Hildreth's translation was published in London in 1864, and following this Hildreth's translation went through several more editions and reprints between the years 1871 and 1911. It was largely through the distribution of Hildreth's translation that Bentham's utilitarian legal philosophy gained currency in the United States. The introduction explains (1) the origin of Bentham's writings on civil and penal law, their 1802 publication by Dumont and subsequent re-translation into English by Hildreth, and (2) the importance of Bentham's writings on civil law to a complete understanding of his theory of utilitarian legislation and, in particular, its ‘liberal' characteristics.