The Growth of Philosophic Radicalism

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CONTENTS
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PREFACE BY A. D. LINDSAY, MASTER OF BALLIOL COLLEGE, OXFORDv
INTRODUCTIONxvii
PART I. -- THE YOUTH OF BENTHAM (1776-1789).
FOREWORD3
CHAPTER I. -- ORIGINS AND PRINCIPLES5

'Locke and Newton,'5 -- The principle of association and the principle of utility: Gay,7 -- The principle of the association of ideas, Hartley,7, and Hume,9 -- The principle of utility: Hume, 11 -- The principle of the fusion of interests,13 -- The egoistic thesis,14: the principle of the natural identity of interests,15, and the theory of indefinite progress,17 -- The principle of the artificial identification of interests,17 -- Bentham's youth, French influences, 18 -- Helvetius, 19 -- Beccaria, 21 -- Priestley and Paley,22 -- Bentham's early work, his laziness as regards publishing,23. -- The Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation,26 -- Criticism of the false principles,26 -- The calculus of pleasures and pains,30 -- Classification of pleasures and pains,30; of motives,32 -- Bentham's aim,34.

CHAPTER II. -- BENTHAM'S PHILOSOPHY OF LAW35

Bentham and Blackstone,35; civil law and penal law,35.

I. -- CIVIL LAW.37
The notion of service anterior to the notion of obligation,37 -- The fiction of the contract,39 -- Bentham a disciple of Hume,42 -- The right of property,

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