English jurist and philosopher
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About Jeremy Bentham
Jeremy Bentham was an English social reformer and utilitarian philosopher of the 18th century whose pioneering role in expounding utilitarianism earned him the title the "founder of utilitarianism".
He was born to Alicia Whitehorn and Jeremiah Bentham. Out of his six siblings, only one named Samuel survived beyond infancy. Throughout his life, he never married nor had any children.
He began studying Latin when he was only three years old.
In his early 20s, he made a will stating that when he died, his body was to be dissected and preserved as a self-image. His wishes were followed several decades later when he died at the age of 84. The preserved self-image of his body is currently in the possession of the University College London and can be viewed by visitors.
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Famous quotes by Jeremy Bentham
Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished.Jeremy Bentham
No power of government ought to be employed in the endeavor to establish any system or article of belief on the subject of religion.Jeremy Bentham
Secrecy, being an instrument of conspiracy, ought never to be the system of a regular government.Jeremy Bentham
The age we live in is a busy age in which knowledge is rapidly advancing towards perfection.Jeremy Bentham
The greatest happiness of the greatest number is the foundation of morals and legislation.Jeremy Bentham
The power of the lawyer is in the uncertainty of the law.Jeremy Bentham
The said truth is that it is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the measure of right and wrong.Jeremy Bentham
Jeremy Bentham's Popularity
Jeremy Bentham was a famous English jurist and philosopher, who was born on February 15, 1748. As a person born on this date, Jeremy Bentham is listed in our database as the 13th most popular celebrity for the day (February 15).
People born on February 15 fall under the Zodiac sign of Aquarius, the Water Bearer. Jeremy Bentham is the 360th most popular Aquarius.
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