The Bentham Project

The Bentham Project, part of UCL's Faculty of Laws, is preparing a new authoritative edition of The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham, which is being published by Oxford University Press. The twenty-sixth volume to be published will appear in 2005. It is anticipated that, when complete, the edition will run to sixty-eight volumes. Each volume contains an Editorial Introduction, full annotation, and comprehensive name and subject indexes.

Principal investigator
Professor Philip Schofield
Principal project staff
Professor Philip Schofield
Start date
Thursday, January 1, 1970
Completion date
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Source material
The Bentham Papers, numbering around 60,000 manuscript items, contains material written by, and associated with, Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832), the utilitarian philosopher and reformer. Most of these items were deposited in University College London Library by John Bowring, Bentham's literary executor, in the middle of the nineteenth century. The new database catalogue will contain details of each piece of manuscript, including dates, headings, and titles, and will, where appropriate, be linked to transcriptions and digital images of the manuscripts.

Pease-Watkin,C. (2003). Bentham's Panopticon and Dumont's 'Panoptique' Journal of Bentham Studies 6,

Rosen,F. (2003), Classical Utilitarianism from Hume to Mill, London: Routledge. ISBN: 0-415-22094-7. 289pp.

Rosen,F. (2003). Review of 'Political Writings' by Pierre Bayle (Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought), ed. Sally Jenkinson. Utilitas 15, 107-109

Rosen,F. (2003). Socrates. in Boucher,D., Kelly,P. (ed.) Political Thinkers from Socrates to the Present. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 40-53. ISBN: 0-19-878194-6

Schofield,P. (2003). Jeremy Bentham's 'Nonsense Upon Stilts' Utilitas XV, 1-26

Sokol,M. (2003), Shakespeare, Law and Marriage, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 0-521-82263-7. 262pp.

Draper,A.J. (2002), An Introduction to Jeremy Bentham's Theory of Punishment.

Draper,A.J. (2002). Jeremy Bentham. in Dematleis, Fosl (ed.) Dictionary of Literary Biography: British Philosophers, 1500-1799. Columbia (USA): Bruccoli Clark Layman, 37-56. ISBN: 0787646695

Pease-Watkin,C. (2002). Hitzaurrea: Benthamen Panopticon eta Dumonten by Jeremy Bentham. in Dumont,E. (ed.) Panoptikoa. Jakin, 25-36. ISBN: 84-95234-15-7

Rosen,F. (2002). Jeremy Bentham and Democratic Theory. in Bentham: Moral, Political and Legal Philosophy. , 419-434

Rosen,F. (2002). Review of The Cambridge History of Greek and Roman Political Thought. Polis 19, 199-203

Rosen,F. (2002). Utility and Justice: Epicurus and the Epicurean Tradition. Polis 19, 93-107

Rosen,F. (2002). Individual Sacrifice and the Greatest Happiness: Bentham on Utility and Rights. in Postema,G.J. (ed.) Bentham: Moral, Political and Legal Philosophy. Aldershot: Dartmouth Publishing Co., 373-387. ISBN: 1840140380

Rosen,F. (2002). Liberty and Constitutional Theory. in Postema,G.J. (ed.) Bentham: Moral, Political, and Legal Philosophy. Aldershot: Dartmouth Publishing Co, 391-405. ISBN: 1840149380

Schofield,P. (2002). Jeremy Bentham: Historical Importance and Contemporary Relevance. in Jerem¡as Bentham: el joven y el viejo radical, su presencia en el Rosario. Bogota: University of Rosario, 51-77. ISBN: 958-9203-88-4

Schofield,P., Pease-Watkin,C., Blamires,C. (2002), , Editors. Rights, Representation, and Reform: Nonsense upon Stilts and other writings on the French Revolution by Jeremy Bentham. The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham Series (eds) Rosen,F. and Schofield,P series. ISBN/ISSN: 0-19-9224863-X

Dimova-Cookson,M. (2001). 'British Idealism and Political Theory', by David Boucher and Andrew Vincent (Edinburgh University Press, 2000)

Dimova-Cookson,M. (2001). 'The Philosophical Theory of the State and Related Essays', by Bernard Bosanquet (Palgrave Press, 2001)

Dimova-Cookson,M. (2001), T.H.Green's Moral and Political Philosophy: A Phenomenological Perspective, Palgrave Press.

Draper,A. (2001). Cesare Beccaria's influence on English discussion of punishment, 1764-1789. History of European Ideas 26(3-4), 177-199

Draper,A. (2001). William Eden and Leniency in Punishment. History of Political Thought 22, 106-130

Rosen,F. (2001). 'Plato's Democratic Entanglements: Athenian Politics and the Practice of Philosophy', by Sara Monoson.

Fuller,C. (2000), Primeiro e mais antigo Constitucional da Europa: Bentham's Contact with Portuguese Liberals, 1820-1823.

Fuller,C. (2000), The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham: Correspondence, Volume 11, January 1822-June 1824, Fuller,C. (ed.) The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham: Correspondence series. Series edited by Rosen,F., Schofield,P.. Oxford: Clarendon Press. 473pp.

O'Sullivan,L. (2000). Michael Oakeshott on European Political History. History of Political Thought 21, 132-151

Rosen,F. (2000). La formation du radicalisme philosophique/Correspondance; Halevy, E.

Rosen,F. (2000). The Idea of Utility in Adam Smith's The Theory of Moral Sentiments. History of European Ideas 26, 79-103

Rosen,F. (2000). Yperxe o Protagoras uposteriktes tes demokratias. in To Anthropino Prosopo tes Demokratias. Athens: Ekdoseis Papadema, 71-94. ISBN: 960-206-466-8

Schofield,P. (2000). Bentham on Colonies, Commerce, and Constitutional Law. Seijo University Economic Papers 148, 171-196

Schofield,P. (2000). La Arquitectura del Gobierno: Publicidad, Responsabilidad y Democracia Representativa en Jeremy Bentham. Opinion Publica y Democracia: Anales de Catedra Francisco Suarez 34, 145-169

Schofield,P. (2000). Utilitarians and Religion; Crimmins, J.E. Blamires,C., James,M., Pease-Watkin,C. (ed.) (1999), POLITICAL TACTICS, OXFORD: CLARENDON PRESS. ISBN: 0-19-820772-7. 267pp.

TYLER,C. (ed.) (1999), The Collected Works of Edward Caird, Series edited by TYLER,C.. Bristol: Thoemmes. ISBN: 1-85506-591-6.

O'SULLIVAN,L. (1999). Politics, Faith and Scepticism. Utilitas 11(2), 235-245

Rosen,F. (1999). Crime, Punishment and Liberty. History of Political Thought 20, 173-185

Rosen,F. (1999). James Burns and Jeremy Bentham. History of Political Thought xx, 173-185

Rosen,F. (1999). Bentham. in Arrington,R.R. (ed.) A Companion to the Philosophers. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell Publishers, 161-163

Rosen,F. (1999). Foreword. in Demetriou,K.N. (ed.) George Grote on Plato and Athenian Democracy. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, vii-viii

Rosen,F. (1999). Bentham. in McCalman,I. (ed.) An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age, British Culture 1776-1832. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 421-422

Rosen,F. (1999). Eric Stokes, British Utilitarianism and India. in Zastoupil,L., Peers,D., Moir,M. (ed.) J.S. Mill's Encounter with India. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 18-33

Schofield,P. (1999). Political and Religious Radicalism in the Thought of Jeremy Bentham. History of Political Thought xx(2), 272-291

Schofield,P. (1999). Jeremy Bentham: Legislator of the World. Chapter 5 in Freeman,D.A. (ed.) Current Legal Problems 1998: Legal Theory at the End of the Millenium. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 115-147. ISBN: 0-19-826884-X

Davies,R. (1998). Characterizing the Elizabethan Army in the Narrative of the Action at Cadiz, 1596. Chapter 2 in Thornton,T., Taithe,B. (ed.) War: Identities in Conflict 1300-2000. Stroud: Sutton Publishing, 21-36. ISBN: 0-7509-1684-2//0-7509-1683-4

Draper,A.J. (1998). 'To Exclude Some Greater Evil': Distributions of Pain in Jeremy Bentham's Theory of Punishment. Contemporary Political Studies, 1998 1, 269-278

Fuller,C. (1998), The Old Radical: Representations of Jeremy Bentham.

Harris,J. (1998). Bernardino Rivadavia and Benthamite "Discipleship" Latin Amercian Research Review 33, 129-149

Rosen,F. (1998). "A Creature of Modern Scholarship": Disobedience and the Crito Problem. Polis 15, 1-12

Rosen,F. (1998). Individual Sacrifice and the Greatest Happiness: Bentham on Utility and Rights. Utilitas 10, 129-143

Rosen,F. (1998), O Hellenikos Ethnikismos Kai O Bretanikos Phileleutherismos / Greek Nationalism and British Liberalism, Athens: Centre for Neohellenic Research, National Research Foundation. ISBN: 960-372-001-1. 112pp.

Schofield,P. (1998). Legal Positivism and the Rejection of Contractarianism in early Utilitarian Thought. Studen Zur Praktischen Philosophie 21, 49-80

Schofield,P. (1998), 'Legislator of the World': Writings on Codification, Law, and Education, Harris,J., Schofield,P. (ed.) Oxford: Clarendon Press. ISBN: 0-19-820747-6. 396pp.

Tyler,C. (1998). Cultural Pluralism: A Response to Seglow's Critique. Politics 18, 107-110

Tyler,C. (1998). The Evolution of the Epistemic Self: A Critique of the Evolutionary Epistemology of TH Green and his followers. Bradley Studies 4, 175-194

Tyler,C. (1998), Thomas Hill Green (1836-1882) and the Philosophical Foundations of Politics: An Internal Critique, New York & Lampeter: Edwin Mellen. ISBN: 0-7734-8498-1//0-88946-300-X. 299pp.

Tyler,C. (1998). The Metaethics of Pleasure: Jeremy Bentham and his British Idealist Critics. in Stanyer, Dobson (ed.) Contemporary Political Studies 1998. Nottingham: PSA, 261-268. ISBN: 0-9523150-9-2