The French Revolution and the Creation of Benthamism

Perfect | June 1, 2008

byCyprian Blamires

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This is the first study of how Genevan Etienne Dumont, and his traumatic experience of the French Revolution, shaped the reception and presentation of "Benthamism" and masked the true face of Jeremy Bentham, one of the architects of modern society who visualized a new world based on the values of transparency, accountability, and economy.

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This is the first study of how Genevan Etienne Dumont, and his traumatic experience of the French Revolution, shaped the reception and presentation of "Benthamism" and masked the true face of Jeremy Bentham, one of the architects of modern society who visualized a new world based on the values of transparency, accountability, and econo...

Format:PerfectDimensions:442 pages, 8.5 × 5.4 × 1.2 inPublished:June 1, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230554229

ISBN - 13:9780230554221

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Introduction: Panopticism * Panopticon Dominates Bentham’s Existence * The "Real" Bentham: Entrepreneur of Utopia  * Etienne Dumont the Genevan, Creator of "Benthamism" * Etienne Dumont in the French Revolution * Dumont and Bentham in the French Revolution * Dumont’s Disenchantment with the Revolution * Editing Bentham: Dumont’s Therapy for Post-traumatic Stress * The Manifesto of Benthamism: les Traités de Législation civile et pénale * Dumont’s Bentham Becomes the Standard