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From An “Ultra Democrat” To An “Ultra Aristocrat”: Bentham Tracts In The Adams Collection, Quincy, Massachusetts, James E. Crimmins Jan 1994

From An “Ultra Democrat” To An “Ultra Aristocrat”: Bentham Tracts In The Adams Collection, Quincy, Massachusetts, James E. Crimmins

James E Crimmins

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Bentham’S Political Radicalism Reexamined, James E. Crimmins Jan 1994

Bentham’S Political Radicalism Reexamined, James E. Crimmins

James E Crimmins

Jeremy Bentham is a central figure in Elie Halevy's account of the transitional phase in the usage of the term "radical" and the form of politics it signified in the late 1700s and early 1800s, but a complete account of the "radical" nature of Bentham's thought would have to begin when he first developed the philosophical principles of his system in the 1770s. Bentham's political radicalism is examined.


Liberty And Tolerance, Raphael Cohen-Almagor Jan 1994

Liberty And Tolerance, Raphael Cohen-Almagor

raphael cohen-almagor

The underlying presupposition of the concept of freedom is that the doers are autonomous to assert themselves, to make critical reflections, and to lead their lives independently. A person whose autonomy is absent is said to be unfree. Thus, it has been argued that whatever we think ought to be included in what passes for a liberal view, the affirmation of a picture of individual political autonomy, and institutionalized tolerance for that autonomy, cannot be left out. Here I wish to expand on the relationships between liberty and autonomy.