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 article 1 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:

Lunedi 18 et Martedi 19 April 2011

Of The Limits of the Penal Branch of Jurisprudence de Jeremy Bentham
Congresso Internazionale organizatto dall’Ecole de droit de Sciences Po per il programmo di ricerca SAB «Généalogies de la pensée juridique contemporaine (XVIIIe-XXIe siècles)» dell’Ecole de droit con il Centre Bentham
Contact : guillaume.tusseau@sciences-po.org
13, rue de l’Université – 75007 Paris
Entratta libera nella limita delle dei posti disponibili
Programma dei due giorni del congresso (francese) 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
5e étage 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 2011Dr
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:

I laboratori si svolgeranno di 18h a 20h all'istituto Michel Villey - 1 via di Ulm 5 piano (Parigi) o all'istituto di inglese - 10 via Charles V.

Mercoledì 4 novembre 2009, Istituto Michel Villey
Emmanuelle de Champs- Parigi 8, Centro Bentham, Il "Progetto di un corpo di legge completo: ricerche in corso su un inedito di Jeremy Bentham

Mercoledì 9 Dicembre 2009, Istituto Michel Villey
Anne Brunon-Ernst - Parigi 2 Pantheon-Assas, Centro Bentham Bentham ed il diritto civile

Lunedì 18 Gennaio 2010, Istituto di inglese
Ann Thomson - Parigi 8, Bentham nei dibattimenti religiosi delle Luci

Lunedì 15 Marzo 2010, Istituto di inglese
Jean-Yves Goffi - Università di Grenoble, Ha proposito dell'etica ambientalista

Mercoledì 14 aprile 2010, Istituto Michel Villey Riassunto del Congresso
Speranta Dumitru - Parigi Cartesio, Politici del trapianto, utilitarismo e giustizia tra famiglie

Mercoledì 12 maggio 2010, Istituto di inglese Video del intervento
Marco Guidi - Università di Pisa, The Greatest happiness Principle and the Principle of Enlightened Interest: Say and Bentham

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

Ore 17.00 - Tavolo ronda. Intorno al panopticon di Jeremy Bentham
ModerazioneEmmanuelle de Champsspecialista di Bentham, Université Paris 8, Studi anglofoni e Centre Bentham 
Con la partecipazione di: 
Thierry Machuel
, pianista e compositore,
a proposito dell'opera di camera "Il panopticon di Jeremy Bentham"
Kerstin Hausbei, Université Paris 3, Studi germanici,"l'intimo nel teatro tedesco contemporaneo"
Claire Wrobel, Université Paris 10, Studi anglofoni"Panopticon ed arte contemporanea"

Tavolo ronda del Simposio Internazionale: "L'intimo ed il politico nella letteratura e le arti contemporanee", dal 2 al 5 Giunio 2010: Programma del Simposio (PDF)
Colloque sul Sito dell'università Parigi 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/event

- Università di Catania

I conferenze si svolgeranno all'università di Catania, Ex Monastero dei Benedittini, nella sala del Coro di Notte.

Martedì 7 Aprile 2009 9.30 Riassunto del Congresso
Carmelo Vigna Professore titolare di Filosofia Morale a L'università Ca' Foscari di Venezia."L'etica del Politico"
Santo di Nuovo Professore titolare di Psicologia Generale, Faculta di Scienze della Formazione, Università di Catania."Henry Sidgwick ed il Subliminale"
John Skorupski Professore di Filosofia Morale, Università di St Andrews."L'imparzialità da Henry Sidgwick"

Venerdì 22 Maggio 2009 9.30 Riassunto del Congresso
Hortense Geninet Ph.D di Filosofia Morale, Università di Reims."HENRY SIDGWICK E CHARLES RICHET"

Venerdì 6 Novembre 2009 9.30 Riassunto del Congresso
Disuke Nakai Ph.D M.A. B.A. di storia del pensiero economico, Giappone, Società di filosofia britanica Università di Kinki, Osaka "L'utilitarismo Di Sidgwick e La Filosofia Pratica"

Venerdì 4 Dicembre 2009 15.30 Riassunto del Congresso
Robert Shaver Professore di Etici, Dept. Filosofia, Università di Manitoba "Gli Assiomi Di SIDGWICK E La Morale Del Senso Comune"
Bart Schultz Direttore del Civic Knoledge Project, Senior Lecturer in the Humanities (Philosophy), University of Chicago "Sidgwick L'educatore"
Giuseppe Acocella Vice-presidente del CNEL, Rettore dell'università S. Pio V, Roma "Etica e Politica In Due Scritti Di Sidgwick"
Giuseppe Giarizzo, Accademico dei Lincei, ex presidente della Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia, Università di Catania "Una Democrazia Desiderabile"

Giovedì 18 Marzo 2010 15.30 Riassunto e video del Congresso
Roger Crisp Professore associato, St Anne's Collegio, Direttore del Dipartimento di Filosofia, Università di Oxford."SIDGWICK, SU L'INCOERENZA ED IL DISACCORDO: riflessioni"
Philip Schofield Professore di storia del pensiero legale e politica, University College London, Direttore del Bentham Project, Editore socio del giornale Utilitas. "SIDGWICK SU BENTHAM: tè raddoppia of utilitarianism aspetto"

26 maggio 2010 Riassunto e Video del Congresso
Anthony Skelton Professor 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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