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History of Political Economy (1992) 24 (3): 595–621.
Published: 01 September 1992
...Edwin G. West Professor Edwin G. West, Department of Economics, Loeb Building, Carleton University, Ottawa KIS 5B6, Canada. Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 The Benthamites as Educational Engineers: The Reputation and the Record Edwin G. West 1. Introduction...
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History of Political Economy (1980) 12 (3): 372–382.
Published: 01 September 1980
... as we should if we had behind us a good Benthamite calculation of a series of pro- spective advantages and disadvantages, each multiplied by its appro- priate probability, waiting to be The point is that a Ben- thamite calculation is the type that has no scientific basis when...
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History of Political Economy (1977) 9 (2): 215–236.
Published: 01 June 1977
....* The reasons explaining the shift from eighteenth-century Ordnung spol it ik to nineteen t h-cen t ur y Prozesspolit ik in Great B r it ain vary. A. V. Dicey, for example, saw the revolution in government as the end product of Benthamite utilitarianism. 0. MacDonagh, on the other hand, minimizes...
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History of Political Economy (1979) 11 (4): 545–571.
Published: 01 November 1979
... to that of his contemporary John Stuart Mill. Yet in 1825 Mill and Thompson were the principal antagonists in a de- bate between a group of Owenites (called the Cooperative Society) and a group of Benthamites. In his autobiography, Mill recalled that the debate “lasted about three months...
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History of Political Economy (1996) 28 (4): 559–581.
Published: 01 November 1996
... direct taxes on personal and entrepreneurial effort and savings. Hence, Mill regarded them as a necessary evil, that is, neces- sary to pay for government expenditures. But equity (in a Benthamite conception) demanded that “equality of taxation . . . as a maxim of politics, means equality...
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History of Political Economy (2006) 38 (1): 15–44.
Published: 01 March 2006
... Sidgwickʼs junior. He was lecturing on Benthamite utili- tarianism and, given their closeness, it would seem surprising had he not been familiar with the content of The Methods of Ethics; Groenewegen (1995, 165) speculates that he would have benefi ted from discussions with Sidgwick while the book...
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History of Political Economy (1985) 17 (3): 501–502.
Published: 01 September 1985
... different from Ben- tharn’s, but a close reading suggests that Mill never fully escaped the intellectual attractions of Benthamism. The romantic-idealist approach may caution against attempts to legislate virtue, but Mill’s commitment to Benthamite reformism left him unwilling to abandon...
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History of Political Economy (1992) 24 (3): 763–765.
Published: 01 September 1992
... of institutional detail. One is left with the unsettling impression that the creation of Jevons’s eco- nomics is meant to be independent from institutions and history. Schabas argues (following Black 1972) that, unlike classical economists, Jevons grounded utility theory in Benthamite pleasure-pain...
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History of Political Economy (2014) 46 (2): 231–246.
Published: 01 June 2014
..., utility as such is not at all the utility of Benthamite moral philosophy. In fact, if we search for the concept of utility as a subjective psychological experience of individuals in Mill’s economic writings, we will not find it. It is worth recalling here that Mill was by no means a stranger...
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History of Political Economy (1989) 21 (2): 405–407.
Published: 01 June 1989
... with his inverse theorem (p. 419). Nevertheless, Mill’s scope was much wider than Ricardo’s. He tried to develop Recardian theory with a Smithian framework (p. 167) and followed Malthusian dynamics (p. xiv, 447-50). In a genuine return to Benthamite teleology (p. 641), Mill discussed economic...
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History of Political Economy (1983) 15 (1): 83–86.
Published: 01 March 1983
..., in the Treatise on probability, of the ‘weight’ of a probability argument, and ‘Uncertainty’ is a state of incomplete information that affects our degree of confidence. According to Stohs, Keynes rejected the idea of numerical ‘Benthamite’ calculations of prospective yields, but he believed that some...
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History of Political Economy (1981) 13 (4): 812–823.
Published: 01 November 1981
... on economic science. . . . - J. A. Blanqui, History of Economic Thought in Europe, 1837’ Most economists would agree that the spirit of quantitative rationality and subjective individualism promoted by Benthamite utilitarianism provided the touchstone for the rigorous theoretical...
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History of Political Economy (2005) 37 (3): 399–411.
Published: 01 September 2005
....” Economists are typically skeptical about the presence of externalities, since every producer is inclined to claim them, but they are even more doubtful about claims to merit status, since the justification necessarily lies outside the Benthamite utilitarian essence of their paradigm; unlike...
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History of Political Economy (1996) 28 (3): 475–511.
Published: 01 September 1996
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History of Political Economy (1972) 4 (2): 364–378.
Published: 01 June 1972
... as involving a functional relationship between vari- able Ross Robertson has indeed suggested that “the Benthamite ap- proach was thoroughly understood by Jevons and subtly rejected, ” and Wolfe Mays has gone on from this to argue that “ Jevons’s state- ment that economics deals...
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History of Political Economy (2000) 32 (3): 553–584.
Published: 01 September 2000
... from the need to rely upon the Mandevillian doctrine of “unintended conse- quences” for the coincidence of interests between the rich and the poor. This Benthamite bugbear of Carlyle was dismissed by Scrope as both inadequate and misleading. Bentham’s phrase the “greatest happiness of the greatest...
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History of Political Economy (2016) 48 (4): 747–749.
Published: 01 December 2016
... a nonutilitarian approach in which secondary principles are grounded independent of the principle of utility. True, Mill in his early twenties reacted against his Benthamite upbringing, but he insists that he “never ceased to be an utilitarian” ([1873] 1981, 185) and “never, indeed, wavered...
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History of Political Economy (2016) 48 (4): 749–752.
Published: 01 December 2016
... a nonutilitarian approach in which secondary principles are grounded independent of the principle of utility. True, Mill in his early twenties reacted against his Benthamite upbringing, but he insists that he “never ceased to be an utilitarian” ([1873] 1981, 185) and “never, indeed, wavered...
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History of Political Economy (2016) 48 (4): 752–758.
Published: 01 December 2016
... utilitarianism after adopting for a time a nonutilitarian approach in which secondary principles are grounded independent of the principle of utility. True, Mill in his early twenties reacted against his Benthamite upbringing, but he insists that he “never ceased to be an utilitarian” ([1873] 1981, 185...
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History of Political Economy (1993) 25 (4): 756–760.
Published: 01 November 1993
... that Malthus be- came respectable in clerical circles. Why did the Anglicans not form a “school” to counteract the Benthamites and Ricardians? In Edward Copleston, Richard What- ely, and William Whewell, they had three dominating personalities who wielded enormous influence within the universities...