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FRAGMENT ON GOVERNMENT

Bentham, Jeremy; Montague, F.C.


Item #: 5010

Pages: xii,241p.
Published: Holmes Beach; Gaunt, Inc.; 2001.

Subjects: BIOGRAPHY/WRITINGS ON LEGAL MINDS, JURISPRUDENCE

Bentham's first published work, an essay on sovereignty thatcriticizes Blackstone's Commentaries and attacks contempo-rary views on politics and law. This edition includesMontague's scholarly introduction that shows the signifi-cance of the Fragment and includes a biography of Benthamand a discussion of his role in the history of jurisprudenceThe Fragment on Government is primarily a criticism. If itwere nothing more, it would have no interest for latergenerations, which do not regard Blackstone as an authority,therefore, do not need to have his theories corrected ordisproved. In criticizing Blackstone's views, Benthamexpounds his own...Introduction, p. 59. Walker, OxfordCompanion to Law 125.Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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