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Archive for September, 2011

New Directions in Bentham Studies: An International Symposium, 9 December 2011

TimCauser7 September 2011

To help mark the relaunch of the Journal of Bentham Studies in a new online home as part of UCL’s open-access repository of research, the Bentham Project is hosting a one-day international symposium exploring recent developments and new avenues of research in Bentham studies, at which several distinguished scholars will speak.
Timetable

9.00:

Registration

9.30-11.00 

Malik Bozzo-Rey (Catholic University of Lille):Could Indirect Legislation be Normative?

Marco Guidi (University of Pisa): ‘Is there a Political Economy of Legal Procedure in Bentham’s Thought?

11.00-11.30

Tea

11.30-1.00

Gianfranco Pellegrino, (Bentham Project, UCL): ‘The Benthams’ Euclidean Training: Jeremy Bentham’s Writings on Mathematics in their Historical and Theoretical Context

Vincent-Emmanuel Mathon, ‘Bentham’s Geometrics as Applied to the Internet Age and the Global Economy

1.00-2.00

Lunch

2.00-3.30

Peter Niesen (Darmstadt University of Technology): ‘Bentham on Deliberation

Michael Quinn (Bentham Project, UCL): ‘Which Comes First, Bentham’s Chicken of Utility, or His Egg of Truth?

3.30-4.00

Tea

4.00-5.00

Philip Steadman (Emeritus Professor of Urban and Built Form Studies, Bartlett School, UCL): ‘Samuel Bentham’s Panopticon’.

5.00-5.30

Philip Schofield (Bentham Project, UCL): Closing Remarks, and a New Discovery

Venue: Keeton Room, Bentham House, UCL

Attendance is open to all, and is free, but to register your place please email Phil Baker (philip.baker@ucl.ac.uk). For directions to Bentham House, please visit
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/laws/faculty/index.shtml?laws_map

This event is supported by the JISC-funded UCL E-Publishing Infrastructure Capitalising on UCL’s Repository (EPICURE) project.

Conway Memorial Lecture, 26 October 2011, by Professor Philip Schofield

TimCauser7 September 2011

Professor Philip Schofield, Director of the Bentham Project, will this year give the Conway Memorial Lecture, entitled ‘Jeremy Bentham: Prophet of Secularism’.

The event is held at Conway Hall in Holborn, and takes place at 6.30pm on Wednesday 26 October. Tickets are free, but restricted to two per person.