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Bentham

[ben-thuh m, -tuh m] /ˈbɛn θəm, -təm/
noun
1.
Jeremy, 1748–1832, English jurist and philosopher.
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  • Mr. Bentham turned over some papers which lay upon the table before him.

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  • Mr. Bentham rose to his feet, and began slowly to draw on his gloves.

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  • They were opposed to Romilly, the old friend of Bentham and of Mill himself.

  • "Nothing but enjoy himself and spend money," Mr. Bentham repeated.

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  • Certainly no thinkers of their time laboured more strenuously for the good of the community than Mill and Bentham.

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  • We must look elsewhere, I fancy, for the person who has paid Bentham's debt to society.

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  • We have only to ask in what sense Bentham appealed to 'experience' to see how he actually reached his conclusions.

  • For all I know, he deserved death a dozen times over—ay, and Bentham too!

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  • Years afterwards Bentham, notwithstanding his habitual restraint, could not write of it without emotion.

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Bentham

/ˈbɛnθəm/
noun
1.
Jeremy. 1748–1832, British philosopher and jurist: a founder of utilitarianism. His works include A Fragment on Government (1776) and Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation (1789)
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