B E N T H A M  S E M I N A R S

Wednesdays 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Seminar Room 7, Gideon Schreier Wing, Bentham House
Faculty of Laws, University College London
Endsleigh Gardens, London WC1H 0EG


6 March 2013
Alessandro Vassili Hatzihristou Kellis
(European University Institute, Florence)
The Observations of an Englishman and the Notes of a Greek exile:
Bentham’s and Korais’s commentaries
on the Provisional Constitution of Greece of 1822

13 March 2013
Professor Dan Priel
(Osgoode Hall Law School, York University)
Why was Bentham interested in the individuation of laws?

20 March 2013
Dr Huei-chun Su
(Bentham Project, UCL)
John Stuart Mill on Bentham’s Concept of Human Nature

For further information, please contact Phil Baker on 020 7679 1478 or email philip.baker@ucl.ac.uk
The Bentham Project website www.ucl.ac.uk/Bentham-Project
Help the Bentham Project by transcribing Bentham’s original manuscripts:
Transcribe Bentham www.ucl.ac.uk/transcribe-bentham/



- Université de Genève

21-23 fevrier 2013 :
CESARE BECCARIA : RECEPTION ET HERITAGE. Du temps des Lumières à aujourd’hui.
Département d’histoire générale - Unité d’histoire moderne - Equipe Damoclès - International Association for the History of Crime and Criminal Justice (IAHCCJ) Centre Bentham (Paris, Université Paris X).
Plus d'info sur le site de l'Université de Genève.

Propositions de communication avec titre et résumé de 1500 signes environ avant le 30 avril 2012 àMichel.Porret@unige.chElisabeth.Salvi@unige.ch

- ISUS Conference

International Society for Utilitarian Studies

ISUS XII Call for Papers: The 12th Conference of the International Society for Utilitarian Studies will be held from 8-11 August 2012 at the Stern School of Business, New York University. Proposals for papers and sessions are welcome (deadline is 15 March 2012) - please see here for further details.

- Bentham Project

All of the seminars will be held between 11am and 1pm in the Committee Room in the School of Public Policy at UCL (Rubin Building, 29/30 Tavistock Square).

29 February 2012
Dr Emmanuelle de Champs (Paris VIII), Bentham in the Twentieth Century: A Survey of theTimes Literary Supplement

8 March 2012
Dr Tim Causer (UCL), Jeremy Bentham’s and Alexander Maconochie’s Theories of Punishment

15 March 2012
James Shafe (UCL), Utilitarian Public Reason

22 March 2012
Professor Claire Grant (University of Leicester), Sex and Pleasure

13 June 2012
Professor James Murphy (Dartmouth College), A Commentary on the ‘Comment’: Jeremy Bentham on Custom

For further information, please contact Phil Baker (philip.baker@ucl.ac.uk). All are welcome!

- New Developments in Bentham Studies

Friday 9 December 2011, Bentham House, UCL

To help mark the relaunch of the Journal of Bentham Studies in a new online homeas part of UCL’s open-access repository of research, the Bentham Project is hosting aone-day international symposium exploring recent developments and new avenues of research in Bentham studies, at which several distinguished scholars will speak.
More Info for registration on Utilitarian Philosophy Blog et Article 2

- Conway Memorial Lecture 2011: 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (GMT)

Jeremy Bentham - Prophet of Secularism
Philip Schofield, Bentham Project, Faculty of Laws, UCL
Chair: Dr Evan Harris

Register HERE: http://conwaymemoriallecture.eventbrite.com/

- European Network of Utilitarian Scholars (E-Nous)

20 & 21 October, 2011 Granada

“Bentham and the Constitution of Cadiz”

Organized by:
European Network of Utilitarian Scholars
Research Project
“Influencia del Paradigma Liberal-Utilitarista en las Cortes de Cádiz”
Manuel Escamilla-Castillo, Pilar González-Altable, José Joaquín Jiménez- Sánchez, Josefa Dolores Ruiz-Resa
Sociedad Iberoamericana de Estudios Utilitaristas (SIEU)
Department of Legal Philosophy and
The Law Faculty
Universidad de Granada
Call for papers
In Spanish or English. Registration by e-mail indicating author and title and accompanying an abstract of 250 words or less.
Send registration to: escamill@ugr.es   jruizr@ugr.es



- Centre Bentham:

Lundi 18 et Mardi 19 Avril 2011

Of The Limits of the Penal Branch of Jurisprudence de Jeremy Bentham
Colloque international organisé par l’Ecole de droit de Sciences Po dans le cadre du programme de recherche SAB « Généalogies de la pensée juridique contemporaine (XVIIIe-XXIe siècles) » de l’Ecole de droit avec le soutien du Centre Bentham
Contact : guillaume.tusseau@sciences-po.org
13, rue de l’Université – 75007 Paris
Entrée libre dans la limite des places disponibles
Programme des deux jours de colloques sur Utilitarian Philosophy Blog

Friday 21st January 2011 from 9:30am to 6:00pm
Centre Bentham will organise a study-day about:
'Is Foucault a utilitarianist?'
Bibliothèque de l’Institut Michel Villey - 5th floor
Université Paris 2
1 rue d’Ulm - 75005 Paris - France
Limited entries
Contact : Anne Brunon-Ernst, Maître de conférences à Université Panthéon-Assas 

Details of the study-day on
Utilitarian Philosophy Blog


Thursday 23 to Saturday 25 June 2011, San Romano Conference Centre, Lucca, Italy
Eleventh International Conference of ISUS
"The Ethics of Economic Development"
Conference organised by the Dapartment of Economics of the University of Pisa
More info on Utilitarian Philosophy Blog



Monday June 20th, LUISS Guido Carli Sala del Consiglio, viale Pola 12
9:30 - 12:55

Monday June 20, Auditorium UNICEF Italia, via Palestro 68
15:30 - 20:30

Tuesday June 21, LUISS Guido Carli Sala del Consiglio, viale Pola 12
10:00 -12:50



- B E N T H A M   S E M I N A R S

Wednesdays 11:00am – 1:00pm, Committee Room, School of Public Policy, The Rubin Building, 29-30 Tavistock Square, University College London


2 March 2011
Dr Malcolm Quinn (University of the Arts, London) Reading Reynolds with Bentham.
The Idea of the Art School in Early Nineteenth-Century Britain

9 March 2011
Dr Valerie Wallace(UCL) Bentham and Scottish Presbyterianism

16 March 2011
Francesco Ferraro (Milan)
Adjudication and Expectations. Bentham on the Role of Judges

23 March 2011
Dr Xiaobo Zhai (Beijing/UCL)
Bentham on the Division of Power

- European Network of Utilitarian Scholars (E-Nous)

October, 28th and 29th, 2010, Universidad de Granada, Granada (Spain)
First International Seminar University of Granada
"Utilitarianism and Constitution"

Organizers :E-Nous, European Network of Utilitarian Scholars Research Project “Influencia del Paradigma Liberal- Utilitarista en las Cortes de Cádiz” Manuel Escamilla Castillo, Pilar González Altable, José Joaquín Jiménez Sánchez, Josefa Dolores Ruiz Resa. With the assistance of Department of Legal Philosophy Faculty of Law Vice President for Science Policy and Research. Universidad de Granada. Vice President for International Relations Journal Télos SIEU. Iberoamerican Society for Utilitarian Studies Universidad de Granada
Thursday, October 28th
- 10 am Salón Rojo, Faculty of Law Plenary Session Prof. Malik Bozzo-Rey, SOPHIAPOL, Université Paris 10 (Paris Ouest, Nanterre-La Défense)
"Bentham and Public Management: functionaries in the Constitutional Code"
Noon: Coffee
- 12.30 pm Salón Rojo, Faculty of Law. Communications Session I "Utilitarianism and Constitution"
2 pm Lunch
- 5 pm Sala de Conferencias, Faculty of Law Communications Session II "Classical Utilitarianism"
Friday, October 29th
- 10 am Sala de Conferencias, Faculty of Law Third Session of Communications "Contemporary Utilitarianism"
11.30 am Coffee
Noon: Sala de Conferencias: Faculty of Law Plenary Session Prof. Marco Guidi, Department of Economics, Università di Pisa "Bentham and the Political Economy of Constitution“
2 pm Lunch

Registration by email indicating name, surname, address and telephone number or email.Send registration to: Dr. J. D. Ruiz Resa: jruizr@ugr.es
CALL FOR PAPERS In Spanish or English. Send please paper by e-mail indicating author and title and accompanying an abstract of 250 words or less.
Deadline: October 15, 2010.
Send papers jruizr@ugr.es .
A selection of presented papers will be published by the journal Télos.


- Center in Applied Ethics

October 29-30 2010, Research Centre in Applied Ethics, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
Call for Papers: "Legislative Ethics"
Conference on Applied Ethics organised by Smart Solutions & Support
, the Centre in Applied Ethics, with the support of the Romanian National Civil Servants Agency, the Romanian Commission for Bioethics from UNESCO, Dinu Patriciu Foundation and others.
More info on Utilitarian Philosophy blog

- NYU Center for Bioethics

March 5, 2011, New York University
NYU Center for Bioethics in Conjunction with the NYU Program in Environmental Studies

Call for Papers: Valuing Lives, A Conference on Ethics in Health and the Environment

Various policy issues in environmental and health-related matters force policymakers to trade human lives against other values. We welcome original, unpublished papers from philosophers, economists and legal scholars that address whether and how this can be done in a morally acceptable manner. Possible topics include, but are not limited to: commensurability of human life and environmental values; compensation for harms to health; polling, public deliberation, and the appeal to expertise in evaluative matters; prioritizing the life and health of the young and the poorly-off; discounting future lives; saving identifiable lives vs. saving statistical lives; the precautionary principle; the human dignity objection to measuring the value of human life.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Submissions should not exceed 4000 words and must be prepared for blind review. Send the paper, a 150 word abstract and a separate document with your identifying information to Amanda Anjum (amandaanjum@nyu.edu). Submission deadline is November 1, 2010. Notification of acceptance will be sent by December 15. For further information, contact Ben Sachs (sachs@nyu.edu) or go to the conference website at http://bioethics.as.nyu.edu/object/Bioethics.valuinglives




- Centre Bentham:

Les ateliers se dérouleront de 18h à 20h à l'Institut Michel Villey - 1, rue d'Ulm 5e étage (Paris) ou à l'Institut d'Anglais - 10, rue Charles V.

Mercredi 4 novembre 2009, Institut Michel Villey
Emmanuelle de Champs - Paris 8, Centre Bentham, Le "Projet d'un corps de loix complet" : recherches en cours sur un inédit de Jeremy Bentham

Mercredi 9 Décembre 2009, Institut Michel Villey
Anne Brunon-Ernst - Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas, Centre Bentham Bentham et le droit civil

Lundi 18 Janvier 2010, Institut d’Anglais
Ann Thomson - Paris 8, Bentham dans les débats religieux des Lumières

Lundi 15 Mars 2010, Institut d’Anglais
Jean-Yves Goffi - Université de Grenoble, A propos de l’éthique environnementale

Mercredi 14 avril 2010, Institut Michel Villey Résumé
Speranta Dumitru - Paris Descartes, Politiques de la transplantation, utilitarisme et justice entre familles

Mercredi 12 mai 2010, Institut d'Anglais Vidéo de l'intervention
Marco Guidi - Université de Pise, The Greatest happiness Principle and the Principle of Enlightened Interest: Say and Bentham

Vendredi 4 juin 2010 - 17h00 - Maison Heinrich Heine,
Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris, 27c, bd Jourdan, 75 014 Paris

17h00 - Table ronde. Autour du panoptique de Jeremy Bentham
ModérationEmmanuelle de Champsspécialiste de Bentham, Université Paris 8, Etudes anglophones et Centre Bentham 
Avec la participation de : 
Thierry Machuel
, pianiste et compositeur,
à propos de l’opéra de chambre "Le panoptique de Jeremy Bentham" 
Kerstin Hausbei, Université Paris 3, Etudes germaniques,"l’intime dans le théâtre allemand contemporain" 
Claire Wrobel, Université Paris 10, études anglophones"Panoptique et art contemporain"

Table ronde dans le cadre du Colloque International: "L'intime et le politique dans la littérature et les arts contemporains", du 2 au 5 Juin 2010: Programme du Colloque (PDF)
Colloque sur le Site de L'université de Paris 8

- Bentham Project

16 December 2009
Professor Dr Peter Niesen (TU Darmstadt) Bentham and Kant on Publicity

13 January 2010
Professor Douglas Long (The University of Western Ontario) Bentham’s Magnum Opus

24 March 2010
Dr Michael Quinn (UCL) The Felicific Calculus: 'All Shop Window', or Essential Tool of Legislative Art?

- UCL Institute for Global Health Symposium

14 June 2010 4.30-6.00 pm
JZ Young Lecture Theatre, UCL
The Pleasures of the Bed: Jeremy Bentham on sex, population and happiness
Professor Philip Schofield (UCL )and Dr Michael Quinn (UCL Bentham Project)
(for more info see utilitarian philosophy BLOG)
Registration: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/global-health/events

- Université de Catane

Les confèrences se dérouleront à l'Université de Catane, Ex Monastero dei Benedittini, dans la salle du Coro di Notte.

Mardi 7 Avril 2009 9h30 Résumé de la Rencontre
Carmelo Vigna Professeur titulaire de Philosophie Morale à L'Université Ca' Foscari de Venise."L'éthique de la Politique"
Santo di Nuovo Professeur titulaire de Psychologie Générale, Faculta di Scienze della Formazione, Université de Catane."Henry Sidgwick et le Subliminal"
John Skorupski Professeur de Philosophie Morale, Université de St. Andrews."L'impartialité chez Henry Sidgwick"

Vendredi 22 Mai 2009 9h30 Résumé de la Rencontre
Hortense Geninet Ph.D de Philosophie Morale, Université de Reims."HENRY SIDGWICK ET CHARLES RICHET"

Vendredi 6 Novembre 2009 9h30 Résumé de la Rencontre
Disuke Nakai Ph.D M.A. B.A. d'histoire de la pensée économique, Japon, Société de philosophie britanique Université de Kinki, Osaka "L'UTILITARISME DE SIDGWICK ET LA PHILOSOPHIE PRATIQUE"

Vendredi 4 Décembre 2009 15h30 Résumé de la Rencontre
Robert Shaver Professeur d' Ethiques, Dept. Philosophie, Université de Manitoba "LES AXIOMES DE SIDGWICK ET LA MORALE DU SENS COMMUN"
Bart Schultz Directeur du Civic Knoledge Project, Senior Lecturer in the Humanities (Philosophy) , University of Chicago "SIDGWICK L'EDUCATEUR"
Giuseppe Acocella Vice-president du CNEL, Recteur de l'Université S. Pio V, Rome "ETHIQUE ET POLITIQUE DANS DEUX ECRITS DE SIDGWICK"
Giuseppe Giarizzo, Académicien des Lincei, ancien président de la Faculté de Lettres et Philosophie, Université de Catane "UNE DEMOCRATIE DESIRABLE"

Jeudi 18 Mars 2010 15h30 Résumé et vidéode la Rencontre et vidéos
Roger Crisp
Maître de Conférence en Philsosphie, St Anne's College, Directeur du Département de Philosophie, Université d'Oxford."SIDGWICK, SUR L'INCOHERENCE ET LE DESACCORD: réflexions"
Philip Schofield Professeur d'Histoire de la pensée légale et politique, University College London, Directeur du Bentham Project, Editeur associé du journal Utilitas. "SIDGWICK ON BENTHAM: the double aspect of utilitarianism"

26 Mai 2010 Résumé et video de la Rencontre
Anthony SkeltonProfessor of Poltical philosophy Departement of Philosophy University of Western Ontario "L'etica pratica nell'utilitarismo"
Gaetano VittoneProfessore Associato di Filosofia Morale, Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia, Univesrsità de Catania "L'emancipazione dell'Uomo"











































































































































































































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