A CRITICAL EXPOSITION OF JEREMY BENTHAM’S HEDONISTIC PHILOSOPHY AND ITS APPLICABILITY IN NIGERIA

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A CRITICAL EXPOSITION OF JEREMY BENTHAM’S HEDONISTIC PHILOSOPHY AND ITS APPLICABILITY IN NIGERIA

Jeremy Bentham: A Concise Biography Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832), is a British philosopher, economist, and jurist, who founded the doctrine of utilitarianism. He was born in London on February 15, 1748. A prodigy, he was reading serious treatises at the age of three, playing the violin at age five, and studying Latin and French at age six. He entered the University of Oxford at 12, studied law, and was admitted to the bar after the footsteps of his father and grandfather; however, he did not practice. Instead he worked on a thorough reform of the legal system and on a general theory of law and morality, publishing short works on aspects of his thought. In 1789 he became well known for his masterpiece

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