Jeremy Bentham

Standard Name: Bentham, Jeremy


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Cultural formation Florence Nightingale
Her forebears on both sides were Unitarian but, at her mother's urging, the family became Anglican to match their social class. Despite the public conversion, William Nightingale held strongly to his Unitarian background and was...
Education John Stuart Mill
JSM 's father oversaw his extraordinary education, using Jeremy Bentham , author of An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation, and his Utilitarian theories as a guide. JSM could read ancient Greek...
Education Florence Nightingale
Florence received a liberal education from her father.
Stephen, Sir Leslie, and Sidney Lee, editors. The Dictionary of National Biography. Smith, Elder, 1908.
She studied Latin, Greek, Italian, French, German, history, composition, and philosophy. Her reading materials included Sarah Trimmer 's New and Comprehensive Lessons, Containing a New and General...
Education Sarah Austin
During the five years of their engagement, John Austin decided that Sarah was in need of a rigorous intellectual education in accordance with his religious, political, and philosophical bent of mind.
Frank, Katherine. Lucie Duff Gordon: A Passage to Egypt. Hamish Hamilton, 1994.
He provided her...
Family and Intimate relationships Bessie Rayner Parkes
Joseph Parkes , Bessie's father, was a solicitor and a Unitarian of Radical sympathies. In 1833 he was secretary to a parliamentary commission on municipal reform, which recommended important changes in local government. At about...
Family and Intimate relationships Lucie Duff Gordon
John Austin , Lucie's father, legal philosopher, was the son of a successful miller and corn merchant.
Frank, Katherine. Lucie Duff Gordon: A Passage to Egypt. Hamish Hamilton, 1994.
A pupil of Jeremy Bentham , he held a number of positions relating to jurisprudence throughout his...
Friends, Associates Leigh Hunt
While serving his sentence in the Surrey Gaol in Horsemonger Lane (missing his family and ill with lung disease caused by confinement), LH received as visitors Maria Edgeworth , William Hazlitt , Jeremy Bentham ,...
Friends, Associates John Stuart Mill
He was introduced to Jeremy Bentham through his father. He also associated with John Austin and George Grote .
Mill, John Stuart, and John Jacob Coss. Autobiography. Columbia University Press, 1924.
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Friends, Associates Sarah Austin
John Austin was a pupil of Bentham , and intimate with all the friends of his master.
Ross, Janet. Three Generations of Englishwomen. John Murray, 1888.
They had met well before his marriage.
Hamburger, Lotte, and Joseph Hamburger. Troubled Lives: John and Sarah Austin. University of Toronto Press, 1985.
At first he completely embraced Bentham's philosophies and political...
Friends, Associates Frances Trollope
While in France, FT also met the young Frances Wright , a controversial figure who later played a significant role in her life.
Heineman, Helen. Mrs. Trollope: The Triumphant Feminine in the Nineteenth Century. Ohio University Press, 1979.
Wright was known for abolitionist sentiments developed during her travels...
Friends, Associates Anna Wheeler
Some time this year, AW met the socialist economist William Thompson at Jeremy Bentham 's house in Queen's Square Place, London.
Thompson, William, and Anna Wheeler. “Introduction”. Appeal of One Half the Human Race, Women, edited by Michael Foot and Marie Mulvey Roberts, Thoemmes, 1994.
Friends, Associates Anna Wheeler
His fuller description (in a letter to his sister) was not so pleasant, something between Jeremy Bentham and Meg Merrilies, very clever, but awfully revolutionary.
Disraeli, Benjamin. Lord Beaconsfield’s Correspondence With His Sister 1832-1852. John Murray, 1886.
Meg Merrilies was a fictitious gipsy in a poem...
Friends, Associates Lucie Duff Gordon
Friends of LDG 's parents included political radicals and commentators of the day, such as Bentham , theCarlyles , James Mill , Macaulay , and Sydney Smith . Her own childhood friends included her...
Friends, Associates Frances Wright
The Utilitarian and political theorist Jeremy Bentham first made contact with FW .
Eckhardt, Celia Morris. Fanny Wright. Harvard University Press, 1984.
Intertextuality and Influence Edith J. Simcox
Much of EJS 's writing was influenced by John Stuart Mill , Jeremy Bentham , and Auguste Comte . She wrote for a range of publications including the Contemporary Review, the North British Review...


Jeremy Bentham 's Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation was published.
Jeremy Bentham completed plans for the Panopticon, a model utilitarian prison.
Jeremy Bentham made the first known reference in England to the use of the contraceptive sponge.
Millbank Prison was built at a cost of nearly £500,000.
A woman called Miss Morgan printed a pamphlet entitled The Gaol of the City of Bristol compared with what a Gaol ought to be: an indictment of prison conditions.
24 January 1824
The first issue of the radical Westminster Review was published.
24 January 1824
The first issue of the radical Westminster Review was published.
Political theorist Jeremy Bentham published his Constitutional Code; for the use of all nations, and all governments professing liberal opinions, in one volume.
By 18 September 1847
John Conolly published The Construction and Government of Lunatic Asylums and Hospitals for the Insane, which likened the asylum to a home with a benevolent superintendent father.
Sir Leslie Stephen published The English Utilitarians, a three-volume study of Jeremy Bentham , James Mill , and John Stuart Mill .