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Political Theory

James E Crimmins

1996

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Canadian Prime Ministers In The House Of Commons: Patterns Of Intervention, James E. Crimmins, Paul Nesbitt-Larking Jan 1996

Canadian Prime Ministers In The House Of Commons: Patterns Of Intervention, James E. Crimmins, Paul Nesbitt-Larking

James E Crimmins

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Contending Interpretations Of Bentham’S Utilitarianism, James E. Crimmins Jan 1996

Contending Interpretations Of Bentham’S Utilitarianism, James E. Crimmins

James E Crimmins

This article illustrates the contours of the continuing debate over Bentham's utilitarianism through an analysis of the secondary literature. It assesses the persuasiveness of the principal contemporary "authoritarian" (despotic, totalitarian, collectivist, behaviouralist, constructivist, panopticist and paternalist) and "individualist" (facilitative and liberal) interpretations of Bentham's thought, indicating where they are consistent with his writings and where they are not. Distinctions and conflicts between contending perspectives are found to be rooted in a reliance on different elements of Bentham's vast corpus and emphasis on different components of his utilitarian theory. An examination of the contending perspectives underscores the tensions ...