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The Panopticon Writings

Author : Jeremy Bentham
Publisher : Verso Books
Page : 177 pages
File Size : 42,8 Mb
Release : 2011-01-10
Category : Political Science
ISBN : 9781844676668

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The Panopticon project for a model prison obsessed the English philosopher Jeremy Bentham for almost 20 years. In the end, the project came to nothing; the Panopticon was never built. But it is precisely this that makes the Panopticon project the best exemplification of Bentham’s own theory of fictions, according to which non-existent fictitious entities can have all too real effects. There is probably no building that has stirred more philosophical controversy than Bentham’s Panopticon. The Panopticon is not merely, as Foucault thought, “a cruel, ingenious cage”, in which subjects collaborate in their own subjection, but much more—constructing the Panopticon produces not only a prison, but also a god within it. The Panopticon is a machine which on assembly is already inhabited by a ghost. It is through the Panopticon and the closely related theory of fictions that Bentham has made his greatest impact on modern thought; above all, on the theory of power. The Panopticon writings are frequently cited, rarely read. This edition contains the complete “Panopticon Letters”, together with selections from “Panopticon Postscript I” and “Fragment on Ontology”, Bentham’s fullest account of fictions. A comprehensive introduction by Miran Bozovic explores the place of Panopticon in contemporary theoretical debate.

Panopticon Versus New South Wales Othe

Author : Schofield CAUSER
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 558 pages
File Size : 43,7 Mb
Release : 2022-01-19
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 1787359379

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Panopticon Versus New South Wales Othe by Schofield CAUSER Pdf

Jeremy Bentham's writings on Australian governance and colonization. Jeremy Bentham conceived the panopticon, in part, as an alternative to criminal transportation to Australia. This latest volume in The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham series draws out these connections by collecting both Bentham's fragmentary and extended comments on Australian governance and colonization. These writings include a fragment headed "New Wales" (1792) correspondence with William Wilberforce (1802), three letters to Lord Pelham (1802), a "Plea for the Constitution" (1802-3), and "Colonization Company Proposal" (1831)--the majority published here for the first time. Although Bentham's most famous ideas emerged from his opposition to colonization, these writings demonstrate how the reformer became a vocal advocate for settler colonization near the end of his life.

Beyond Foucault

Author : Anne Brunon-Ernst
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 246 pages
File Size : 52,6 Mb
Release : 2016-04-15
Category : History
ISBN : 9781317174769

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Beyond Foucault by Anne Brunon-Ernst Pdf

In his hugely influential book Discipline and Punish, Foucault used the example of Jeremy Bentham's Panopticon prison as a means of representing the transition from the early modern monarchy to the late modern capitalist state. In the former, power is visibly exerted, for instance by the destruction of the body of the criminal, while in the latter power becomes invisible and focuses on the mind of the subject, in order to identify, marginalize, and 'treat' those who are regarded as incapable of participating in, or unwilling to submit to, the disciplines of production. The Panopticon links the worlds of Bentham and Foucault scholars yet they are often at cross-purposes; with Bentham scholars lamenting the ways in which Foucault is perceived to have misunderstood panopticon, and Foucauldians apparently unaware of the complexities of Bentham's thought. This book combines an appreciation of Bentham's broader project with an engagement of Foucault's insights on economic government to go beyond the received reading of panopticism as a dark disciplinary technology of power. Scholars here offer new ways of understanding the Panopticon projects through a wide variety of topics including Bentham's plural Panopticons and their elaboration of schemes of 'panoptic Utopia', the 'inverted Panopticon', 'panoptic governance', 'political panopticism' and 'legal panopticism'. French studies on the Panopticon are groundbreaking and this book brings this research to an English-speaking audience for the first time. It is essential reading, not only for those studying Bentham and Foucault, but also those with an interest in intellectual history of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and those studying contemporary surveillance and society.

Discipline and Punish

Author : Michel Foucault
Publisher : Vintage
Page : 354 pages
File Size : 52,7 Mb
Release : 2012-04-18
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9780307819291

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A brilliant work from the most influential philosopher since Sartre. In this indispensable work, a brilliant thinker suggests that such vaunted reforms as the abolition of torture and the emergence of the modern penitentiary have merely shifted the focus of punishment from the prisoner's body to his soul.

Bentham's Prison : A Study of the Panopticon Penitentiary

Author : Janet Semple
Publisher : Clarendon Press
Page : 362 pages
File Size : 46,8 Mb
Release : 1993-07-08
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 9780191590818

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Bentham's Prison : A Study of the Panopticon Penitentiary by Janet Semple Pdf

At the end of the eighteenth century, Jeremy Bentham devised a scheme for a prison that he called the panopticon. It soon became an obsession. For twenty years he tried to build it; in the end he failed, but the story of his attempt offers fascinating insights into both Bentham's complex character and the ideas of the period. Basing her analysis on hitherto unexamined manuscripts, Janet Semple chronicles Bentham's dealings with the politicians as he tried to put his plans into practice. She assesses the panopticon in the context of penal philosophy and eighteenth-century punishment and discusses it as an instrument of the modern technology of subjection as revealed and analysed by Foucault. Her entertainingly written study is full of drama: at times it is hilariously funny, at others it approaches tragedy. It illuminates a subject of immense historical importance and which is particularly relevant to modern controversies about penal policy.

An Utterly Dark Spot

Author : Miran Bozovic
Publisher : University of Michigan Press
Page : 152 pages
File Size : 52,6 Mb
Release : 2000-07-12
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 9780472111404

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An Utterly Dark Spot by Miran Bozovic Pdf

Two concepts of special interest to contemporary theorists--the gaze and the body--approached in a fresh and fascinating way

Radical Thinkers

Author : Theodor W. Adorno,Various,Alain Badiou,Jean Baudrillard,Simon Critchley,Ludwig Feuerbach,Maurice Godelier,André Gorz,Max Horkheimer,Karl Korsch,Wilhelm Reich,Valentin Volosinov,Slavoj Zizek,Fredric Jameson
Publisher : Verso Trade
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 41,7 Mb
Release : 2013-01-15
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 1781680604

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Radical Thinkers by Theodor W. Adorno,Various,Alain Badiou,Jean Baudrillard,Simon Critchley,Ludwig Feuerbach,Maurice Godelier,André Gorz,Max Horkheimer,Karl Korsch,Wilhelm Reich,Valentin Volosinov,Slavoj Zizek,Fredric Jameson Pdf

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Power/Knowledge

Author : Michel Foucault
Publisher : Vintage
Page : 285 pages
File Size : 46,5 Mb
Release : 1980-11-12
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9780394739540

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Michel Foucault has become famous for a series of books that have permanently altered our understanding of many institutions of Western society. He analyzed mental institutions in the remarkable Madness and Civilization; hospitals in The Birth of the Clinic; prisons in Discipline and Punish; and schools and families in The History of Sexuality. But the general reader as well as the specialist is apt to miss the consistent purposes that lay behind these difficult individual studies, thus losing sight of the broad social vision and political aims that unified them. Now, in this superb set of essays and interviews, Foucault has provided a much-needed guide to Foucault. These pieces, ranging over the entire spectrum of his concerns, enabled Foucault, in his most intimate and accessible voice, to interpret the conclusions of his research in each area and to demonstrate the contribution of each to the magnificent -- and terrifying -- portrait of society that he was patiently compiling. For, as Foucault shows, what he was always describing was the nature of power in society; not the conventional treatment of power that concentrates on powerful individuals and repressive institutions, but the much more pervasive and insidious mechanisms by which power "reaches into the very grain of individuals, touches their bodies and inserts itself into their actions and attitudes, their discourses, learning processes and everyday lives" Foucault's investigations of prisons, schools, barracks, hospitals, factories, cities, lodgings, families, and other organized forms of social life are each a segment of one of the most astonishing intellectual enterprises of all time -- and, as this book proves, one which possesses profound implications for understanding the social control of our bodies and our minds.

Jeremy Bentham on Police

Author : Schofield JACQUES
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 246 pages
File Size : 43,7 Mb
Release : 2021-10-18
Category : Criminology
ISBN : 1787356418

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Recovering Bentham's thoughts on policing and what they mean for criminology today. Jeremy Bentham theorized the panopticon as modern policing emerged across the British Empire, yet while his theoretical writing became canonical in criminology, his perspective on the police remains obscure. Jeremy Bentham on Police recovers the reformer's writings on policing alongside a series of essays that demonstrate their significance to the past, present, and future of criminology.

The Principles of Morals and Legislation

Author : Jeremy Bentham
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 378 pages
File Size : 40,6 Mb
Release : 1879
Category : Civil law
ISBN : STANFORD:36105004425810

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Discusses morals' functions and natures that affect the legislation in general. Bases the discussions on pain and pleasure as basic principle of law embodiment. Mentions of the circumstance influencing sensibility, general human actions, intentionality, conciousness, motives, human dispositions, consequencess of mischievous act, case of punishment, and offences' division.

Bentham and the Arts

Author : Anthony Julius,Malcolm Quinn,Philip Schofield
Publisher : UCL Press
Page : 324 pages
File Size : 54,6 Mb
Release : 2020-05-11
Category : Philosophy
ISBN : 9781787357365

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Bentham and the Arts by Anthony Julius,Malcolm Quinn,Philip Schofield Pdf

Bentham and the Arts considers the sceptical challenge presented by Bentham’s hedonistic utilitarianism to the existence of the aesthetic, as represented in the oft-quoted statement that, ‘Prejudice apart, the game of push-pin is of equal value with the arts and sciences of music and poetry. If the game of push-pin furnish more pleasure, it is more valuable than either.’ This statement is one part of a complex set of arguments on culture, taste, and utility that Bentham pursued over his lifetime, in which sensations of pleasure and pain were opposed to aesthetic sensibility. Leading scholars from a variety of disciplines reflect on the implications of Bentham’s radical utilitarian approach for our understanding of the history and contemporary nature of art, literature, and aesthetics more generally.

Selected Writings

Author : Jeremy Bentham
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 564 pages
File Size : 47,6 Mb
Release : 2011
Category : Philosophy
ISBN : IND:30000127718736

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"This stimulating reader invites a fresh look at Bentham. Drawing on recent scholarship, it presents newly edited texts and unexpected perspectives on familiar works about sex, law, publicity, colonies, place and time, and much else besides."---William Twining, University College London --Book Jacket.

The Fiery Brook

Author : Ludwig Feuerbach
Publisher : Verso Books
Page : 320 pages
File Size : 48,8 Mb
Release : 2014-09-02
Category : Philosophy
ISBN : 9781781680339

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The Fiery Brook by Ludwig Feuerbach Pdf

Feuerbach’s departure from the traditional philosophy of Hegel opened the door for generations of radical philosophical thought. His philosophy has long been acknowledged as the influence for much of Marx’s early writings. Indeed, a great amount of the young Marx must remain unintelligible without reference to certain basic Feuerbachian texts. These selections, most of them previously untranslated, establish the thought of Feuerbach in an independent role. They explain his fundamental criticisms of the ‘old philosophy’ of Hegel, and advance his own humanistic thought, which finds its bases in life and sensuality. Feuerbach’s contemporaneity as an existentialist, humanist, and atheist is clearly presented, and the reader can readily grasp the liberating influence of this too-long neglected philosopher. Professor Zawar Hanfi has written an excellent introduction establishing Feuerbach’s environment, importance, and relevance and his translations surpass most previous Feuerbach translators.

Beyond Foucault

Author : Anne Brunon-Ernst
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 257 pages
File Size : 45,9 Mb
Release : 2016-04-15
Category : History
ISBN : 9781317174752

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Beyond Foucault by Anne Brunon-Ernst Pdf

In his hugely influential book Discipline and Punish, Foucault used the example of Jeremy Bentham's Panopticon prison as a means of representing the transition from the early modern monarchy to the late modern capitalist state. In the former, power is visibly exerted, for instance by the destruction of the body of the criminal, while in the latter power becomes invisible and focuses on the mind of the subject, in order to identify, marginalize, and 'treat' those who are regarded as incapable of participating in, or unwilling to submit to, the disciplines of production. The Panopticon links the worlds of Bentham and Foucault scholars yet they are often at cross-purposes; with Bentham scholars lamenting the ways in which Foucault is perceived to have misunderstood panopticon, and Foucauldians apparently unaware of the complexities of Bentham's thought. This book combines an appreciation of Bentham's broader project with an engagement of Foucault's insights on economic government to go beyond the received reading of panopticism as a dark disciplinary technology of power. Scholars here offer new ways of understanding the Panopticon projects through a wide variety of topics including Bentham's plural Panopticons and their elaboration of schemes of 'panoptic Utopia', the 'inverted Panopticon', 'panoptic governance', 'political panopticism' and 'legal panopticism'. French studies on the Panopticon are groundbreaking and this book brings this research to an English-speaking audience for the first time. It is essential reading, not only for those studying Bentham and Foucault, but also those with an interest in intellectual history of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and those studying contemporary surveillance and society.

The Panopticon Writings

Author : Jeremy Bentham
Publisher : Verso Books
Page : 200 pages
File Size : 47,5 Mb
Release : 2020-05-05
Category : Political Science
ISBN : 9781789600131

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The Panopticon Writings by Jeremy Bentham Pdf

The Panopticon project for a model prison obsessed the English philosopher Jeremy Bentham for almost 20 years. In the end, the project came to nothing; the Panopticon was never built. But it is precisely this that makes the Panopticon project the best exemplification of Bentham's own theory of fictions, according to which non-existent fictitious entities can have all too real effects. There is probably no building that has stirred more philosophical controversy than Bentham's Panopticon. The Panopticon is not merely, as Foucault thought, "a cruel, ingenious cage", in which subjects collaborate in their own subjection, but much more-constructing the Panopticon produces not only a prison, but also a god within it. The Panopticon is a machine which on assembly is already inhabited by a ghost. It is through the Panopticon and the closely related theory of fictions that Bentham has made his greatest impact on modern thought; above all, on the theory of power. The Panopticon writings are frequently cited, rarely read. This edition contains the complete "Panopticon Letters", together with selections from "Panopticon Postscript I" and "Fragment on Ontology", Bentham's fullest account of fictions. A comprehensive introduction by Miran Bozovic explores the place of Panopticon in contemporary theoretical debate.