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Gerald J. Postema
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC 27599-1350)

Bentham's Theory of Adjudication

To work on publication of a definitive edition of Bentham's collected works. Project will focus on an area of Bentham's legal thought which as yet has not been extensively discussed by scholars; his theory of adjudication. This topic is of interest because it lies at a crucial intersection of his Utilitarianism and his Legal Positivism. Project will encompass a critical study of Bentham’s theory of judicial reasoning. His positive views regarding proper judicial method can only be understood against the background of his repeated attacks on Common Law.

Project fields:
Law and Jurisprudence; Philosophy, General

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Research Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1978 – 8/31/1978