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" But all punishment is mischief: all punishment in itself is evil. Upon the principle of utility, if it ought at all to be admitted, it ought only to be admitted in as far as it promises to exclude some greater evil. "
The Philanthropist, Or, Repository for Hints and Suggestions Calculated to ... - Page 120
1812
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The opinions of different authors upon the punishment of death, Volume 2

Basil Montagu - Capital punishment - 1812
...augment the total happiness is'e*o ^g" ._ of the community ; and, therefore, in the first place, ness. to exclude, as far as may be, every thing that tends...that happiness : in other words, to exclude mischief. • II. MI I But all punishment is mischief: all punishment in But punishitself is evil. Upon the principle...
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An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation, Volume 2

Jeremy Bentham - Crime - 1823
...laws have, or The end of . . law is, to ought to have, in common, is to augment the augment happiness. total happiness of the community ; and therefore,...that happiness : in other words, to exclude mischief. n. But all punishment is mischief : all punishment But punishment is an in itself is evil. Upon the...
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The Works of Samuel Parr, Ll.D. ...: With Memoirs of His Life and Writings ...

Samuel Parr, John Johnstone - 1828
...application of the word to punishment I have very high authority in Mr. Bentham: " The general object which all laws have, or ought to have, in common,...is evil. Upon the principle of utility, if it ought at all to be admitted, it ought only to be admitted in as far as it promises to exclude some greater...
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The Works of Jeremy Bentham, Now First Collected: Under the Superintendence ...

Jeremy Bentham - 1838
...fear from him. CHAPTER XV. . 1 . General View of Cases unmeet for Punishment. THE general object which all laws have, or ought to have, in common,...subtract from that happiness : in other words, to exdude mischief. H. But all punishment is mischief: all punishment in itself is evil. Upon the principle...
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The Law Magazine and Law Review: Or, Quarterly Journal of ..., Volume 18

Law - 1865
...exercise of the great powers which he has at command. " The general object," observes the same writer, " which all laws have, or ought to have in common, is to augment the total happiness of the community."f Or, as another great philosopher puts it, " The whole end and object of law is to protect...
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Logic, Volume 1

Alexander Bain - Logic - 1870
...moral sentiments are instinctive, or are ultimate or inscrutable facts.' (Austin.) ' The general object which all laws have, or ought to have, in common,...is evil. Upon the principle of utility, if it ought at all to be admitted, it ought only to be admitted in as far as it promises to exclude some greater...
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An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation

Jeremy Bentham - Criminal law - 1876 - 368 pages
...But punishment is an evil.' I. General view of cases unmeet for punishment. I. THE general object which all laws have, or ought to have, in common,...that happiness : in other words, to exclude mischief. II- But all punishment is mischief : all punishment in itself jg ^-^ Upon the principle of utility,...
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An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation

Jeremy Bentham - Civil law - 1879 - 378 pages
...for punishment. ?&w is"to 0f "*" ^ HE S enera ^ object which all laws have, or ought to have, augment in common, is to augment the total happiness of the...that happiness : in other words, to exclude mischief. menfis'an 1 ^' ^ u * a ^ P un i snm ent is mischief : all punishment in itself evil - is evil. Upon...
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The Principles of Morals and Legislation

Jeremy Bentham - Civil law - 1879 - 378 pages
...unmeet for punishment. The end of 1. THE general object which all laws have, or ought to have, augment in common, is to augment the total happiness of the...that happiness : in other words, to exclude mischief. ment'is1an1 '^" ^u*' all punisnment is mischief : all punishment in itself evil- is evil. Upon the...
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Logic: Deductive and Inductive

Alexander Bain - Logic - 1880 - 731 pages
...moral sentiments are instinctive, or are ultimate or inscrutable facts.' (Austin.) ' The general object which all laws have, or ought to have, in common,...punishment in itself is evil. Upon the principle of utilitv, if it ought at all to be admitted, it ought only to be admitted in as far as it promises to...
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