An introduction to the principles of morals and legislation by jeremy bentham jeremy bentham 15 february 1748 6 june 1832 was an english philosopher jurist and social reformer. First edition of this work was privately printed in 1780 and first published in 1789 the present version is based principles of morals and legislation jeremy bentham chapter 7 human actions in general 44 the present work as a mere introduction to something much bigger the body of the work see the note on page4. An introduction to the principles of morals and legislation is a book by the english philosopher and legal theorist jeremy bentham originally printed in 1780 and first published in 1789 1 benthams most important theoretical work 2 it is where bentham develops his theory of utilitarianism and is the first major book on the topic. An introduction to the principles of morals and legislation by jeremy bentham was first printed in 1780 then revised until 1823 bentham used this text to outline a process of moral decision making that depends only on the consequences of actions. The first edition of this work was printed in the year 1780 and first published in 1789 as an introduction to the principles of morals in addition to the analysis it contains of the extensive ideas signified by the terms pleasure pain introduction to the principles of morals and legislation
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