Principles of Legislation: From the Ms. of Jeremy Bentham ... By M. Dumont ...

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الصفحة 112 - So then actions are to be estimated by their tendency.* Whatever is expedient, is right. It is the utility of any moral rule alone, which constitutes the obligation of it.
الصفحة 2 - Co. of the said district, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors, in the words following, to wit : " Tadeuskund, the Last King of the Lenape. An Historical Tale." In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States...
الصفحة 113 - ... dependants, The general bad consequence is the violation of this necessary general rule, that no man be put to death for his crimes but by public authority. Although, therefore, such an action have no particular bad consequences, or greater particular good consequences, yet it is not useful, by reason of the general consequence, which is of more importance, and which is evil.
الصفحة 33 - We have been for some time past inclined to suspect that these people, whom some regard as the lights of the world and others as incarnate demons, are in general ordinary men, with narrow understandings and little information. The contempt whick they express for elegant literature is evidently the contempt of ignorance.
الصفحة 111 - DO not do unto others as you would that they should do unto you.
الصفحة 133 - Now is not this very fine ? Mathematicians, that find out, settle, and do all the business, must content themselves with being nothing but dry calculators and drudges ; and another, that does nothing but pretend and grasp at all things, must carry away all the invention, as well of those that were to follow him, as of those that went before.
الصفحة 276 - ... pain should be the test of truth, as if truth resided in the muscles and fibres of a wretch in torture. By this method the robust will escape, and the feeble be condemned.
الصفحة 2 - An act supplementary to an act, entitled, * An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned,* and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints.
الصفحة 112 - But to all this, there seems a plain objection, viz. that many ac"Actions in the abstract are right or wrong, according to their tendency; the agent is virtuous or vicious, according to his design. Thus, if the question be, Whether relieving common beggars be right or wrong? we inquire into the tendency of such a conduct to the public advantage or inconvenience. If the question be, Whether a man remarkable for this sort of bounty is to be esteemed virtuous or vicious for that reason?
الصفحة 19 - Part II. being an Essay on Nomenclature and Classification ; including a critical examination of the Encyclopedical table of Lord Bacon, as improved by D'Alembert. 1817. Plan of Parliamentary Reform, with Reasons for each Article; and an Introduction, showing the necessity of radical, and the inadequacy of moderate Reform.

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