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Jeremy Bentham ( /ˈbɛnθəm/; 15 February 1748 – 6 June 1832) was an English author, jurist, philosopher, and legal and social reformer. He became a leading theorist in Anglo-American philosophy of law, and a political radical whose ideas influenced the development of welfarism. He is best known for his advocacy of utilitarianism and animal rights.

Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart Mill are famous for propagating utilitarianism, which is the idea that the fundamental moral rule is to strive toward the "greatest happiness for the greatest number".

This quote does a great job of illustrating why people are vegetarians.  "Vegetarian...Because compassion tastes better."

there is no such thing as human slaughter. just as there is no such thing as humane murder, rape, and robbery.

ICONIC CORPSE: The Head of Jeremy Bentham - YouTube

ICONIC CORPSE: The Head of Jeremy Bentham - YouTube

Why One Of Britain's Greatest Thinkers Had Himself Dissected And His Skeleton Put On Public Display

This Guy Had Himself Dissected By His Friends And His Skeleton Put On Public Display

British philosopher Jeremy Bentham was publicly dissected, then had his skeleton dressed in his own clothes and his mummified head screwed to his shoulders.

Utilitarianism and on Liberty: Including Essay on Bentham and Selections from the Writings of Jeremy Bentham and John Austin: Utilitarianism and on Liberty

Utilitarianism and on Liberty: Including Essay on Bentham and Selections from the Writings of Jeremy Bentham and John Austin: Utilitarianism and on Liberty

Jeremy Bentham's mummified body and wax head, with his actual head at his feet.

bentham-and-his-two-heads Jeremy Bentham when they staffed him and put him on display in that British museum. (You see his fake head on top, see, as his actual, somewhat worse-for-the-wear head rests under the chair on which he sits.

jeremy bentham's auto-icon (unfortunately no longer displayed with real head), london

Jeremy Bentham's Auto-Icon

Discover Jeremy Bentham's Auto-Icon in London, England: The remains of the great moral philosopher reside in a cabinet in London.

The severed head of eccentric philosopher Jeremy Bentham is to go on display for the first time in decades and scientists are using the opportunity to test his DNA to find out if he was autistic.

Severed head of eccentric Jeremy Bentham to go on display as scientists test DNA to see if he was autistic

The severed head of eccentric philosopher Jeremy Bentham is to go on display for the first time in decades and scientists are using the opportunity to test his DNA to find out if he was autistic.

Utilitarianism and Other Essays by John Stuart Mill and Jeremy Bentham (1987,...

Utilitarianism and Other Essays by John Stuart Mill and Jeremy Bentham (1987

Utilitarianism and Other Essays by John Stuart Mill and Jeremy Bentham

The 'Auto-Icon' of philosopher Jeremy Bentham at University College, London.    The cabinet contains Bentham's preserved skeleton, dressed in his own clothes, and surmounted by a wax head. Bentham requested that his body be preserved in this way in his will made shortly before his death on 6 June 1832. The cabinet was moved to UCL in 1850.

The cabinet contains Bentham's preserved skeleton, dressed in his own clothes, and surmounted by a wax head. Bentham requested that his body be preserved in this way in his will made shortly before his death on 6 June The cabinet was moved to UCL in

Famous Philosophers: What Did Jeremy Bentham Believe?

Famous Philosophers: What Did Jeremy Bentham Believe?

The question is not can they talk, can they reason, but can they suffer? - Jeremy Bentham

14 Quotes Every Animal Advocate Should Know By Heart

Jeremy Bentham

Jeremy Bentham's biography and bibliography, English philosopher utilitarian of the century.

Jeremy bentham (carl saucier bouffard ) egalité hommes animaux 1

Jeremy bentham (carl saucier bouffard ) egalité hommes animaux 1