Meaning of Benthamism in English:


Pronunciation /ˈbɛnθəmɪz(ə)m/


mass noun
  • The philosophical system of utilitarianism proposed by the English philosopher and jurist Jeremy Bentham.

    ‘the role of Benthamism in the evolution of 19th century policy’
    • ‘The work has never been bettered as a study of Benthamism.’
    • ‘Perhaps he regarded the fundamental positions of Benthamism as too secure to need much elaboration.’
    • ‘His personal conversion to Benthamism heralded a hyperactive period in his life in many spheres.’