By Mary Sokol
Jeremy Bentham's legislation of marriage is firmly in response to the main of software, which claims that every one human activities are ruled via a desire to achieve excitement and stay away from soreness, and at the proposition that women and men are equivalent. He wrote in a overdue eighteenth century context of Enlightenment debate concerning the prestige of girls, marriage and the kin, as did his contemporaries Wollstonecraft and extra. Bentham replied fairly to the idea of Milton, Locke, Hume, Paley and to the French thinkers Montesquieu, Diderot and Rousseau. those have been the turbulent years resulting in the French Revolution and it really is during this milieu that Mary Sokol seeks to rediscover the ‘historical’ Bentham. rather than relating to his proposal as ‘timeless’, she considers Bentham's angle to the reform of marriage legislation and plans for the social reform of marriage, putting either his existence and paintings within the philosophical and historic context of his time.
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