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.
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?’
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’
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?’
Philip Steadman (Emeritus Professor of Urban and Built Form Studies, Bartlett School, UCL): ‘Samuel Bentham’s Panopticon’.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). For directions to Bentham House, please visit
This event is supported by the JISC-funded UCL E-Publishing Infrastructure Capitalising on UCL’s Repository (EPICURE) project.