Rights, Representation, and Reform: Nonsense Upon Stilts and Other Writings on the French Revolution

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Oxford University Press, 2002 - History - 486 pages
Bentham's writings for the French Revolution were dominated by the themes of rights, representation, and reform. In 'Nonsense upon Stilts' (hitherto known as 'Anarchical Fallacies'), the most devastating attack on the theory of natural rights ever written, he argued that natural rights provided an unsuitable basis for stable legal and political arrangements. In discussing the nature of representation he produced the earliest utilitarian justification of political equality and representative democracy, even recommending women's suffrage.

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Contents

SYMBOLS AND ABBREVIATIONS
xv
NECESSITY OF AN OMNIPOTENT
xix
FRANCE
lxviii
Conduite à tenir par le Roi
15
Plan de marche pour la conduite des affaires
44
CONSIDÉRATIONS DUN ANGLOIS SUR
63
Termes capitaux servant de points de ralliement aux principes
67
RÉPONSES
80
Art 9
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Art 10
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Art 11
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Art 12
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Art 13
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Art 14
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Art 15
371
Art 16
372

OBSERVATIONS DUN ANGLOIS SUR
147
OBSERVATIONS SUR RÉSULTAT
167
OBSERVATIONS ON THE DRAUGHTS
177
Observations on the Report of the Committee in which
179
SHORT VIEWS OF ECONOMY FOR THE
193
Limits to Economy
200
Appropriation
208
RetrenchmentPensions on RetreatDonations
219
National Assembly and King
229
SubProvincial Assemblies
235
Introduction and Heads
265
Best mode of ridding the nation of the grievance
285
JEREMY BENTHAM TO THE NATIONAL CONVENTION
291
JUNE 1829
314
Art 4
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Art 5
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Art 6
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Art 7
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Art 8
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Art 17
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DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF THE MAN AND THE CITIZEN A 1795
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Art 2
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Art 4
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Art 5
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Art 2
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Art 4
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Art 5
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Art 7
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Art 8
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OBSERVATIONS ON THE DECLARATION OF RIGHTS AS PROPOSED BY CITIZEN SIEYÈS
389
Art 2
390
ON THE USE AND ABUSE OF THE WORD RIGHT
398
DIVISION OF POWER
405
OF THE INFLUENCE OF
419
PARLIAMENTARY REFORM
428
COLLATION
435
INDEX OF NAMES
479
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Catherine Pease-Watkin and Philip P Schofield are both at University College London.

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