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Jeremy Bentham

Jeremy Bentham ( /ˈbɛnθəm/; 15 February 1748 – 6 June 1832) was a British philosopher, jurist and social reformer. He is regarded as the founder of modern utilitarianism.

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    The age we live in is a busy age; in which knowledge is rapidly advancing towards perfection.
    Jeremy Bentham (1748–1832)

    The principle of asceticism never was, nor ever can be, consistently pursued by any living creature. Let but one tenth part of the inhabitants of the earth pursue it consistently, and in a day’s time they will have turned it into a Hell.
    —Jeremy Bentham (1748–1832)