Jeremy Bentham

Jeremy Bentham

Died: June 6, 1832, Westminster, United Kingdom Website Facebook X/Twitter

Bentham defined as the "fundamental axiom" of his philosophy the principle that "it is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the measure of right and wrong".

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Now we are getting somewhere

by Jeremy Bentham and others in Figures of Speech

The individual pleasures and pains aggregate to forme the concrete of the whole, society that is! This declaration of independence relies on the individual to have ideals similar to the common good of the community.

Necessity is the Mother of Contention

by Pythagoras and others in Figures of Speech

This is a really helpful hack to see where the blind spots of freedom lie. Some easily accepted as a norm under social contract. "I would gladly give up X for some Y." Yet Y is an artificial question, void of philosophy and punctuated with anticipated future outcomes.

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