Jeremy Bentham Bibliography

A Fragment of Government 1776

“Under a government of Laws, what is the motto of a good citzen? To obey punctually; to censure freely.” Drawing on Hume, Helvétius and Beccaria, Bentham postulated that “It is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the measure of right and wrong,” constitutes the fundamental axiom of public life.

Theory of Legislation 1776
Defence of Usury 1787
An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation 1789
“Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure...They govern us in all we do, in all we say, in all we think.”
Civil and Penal Legislation 1802