Jeremy Bentham

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Comment by Nicholas Joll on January 7th, 2012 at 2:55 pm

What’s this ‘cf.’ in ‘”Priestley was the first (unless it was Beccaria) who taught my lips to pronounce this sacred truth: That the greatest happiness of the greatest number is the foundation of morals and legislation” (cf. Bentham’s Commonplace Book in Works, vol. X, page 142).’ Is the ‘commonplace book’ the actual reference for this quotation? If it is not, what is? ‘Cf.’ means ‘compare’.

Comment by Jennifer Tanabe on November 18th, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Thank you for your comment. Indeed the “cf.” is inappropriate in citing the reference to Bentham’s words. The citation will be corrected.

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