The Works of Jeremy Bentham, Now First Collected: Under the Superintendence of His Executor, John Bowring ...


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Página 255 - For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
Página 146 - The discretion of a judge is the law of tyrants: it is always unknown ; it is different in different men; it is casual, and depends upon constitution, temper, and passion. In the best, it is oftentimes caprice ; in the worst, it is every vice, folly, and passion to which human nature is liable.
Página 42 - Report from the committee" (of the House of Commons) appointed to inquire into the " causes that retard the decision of suits in the High Court of Chancery.
Página 271 - Where the person to whom you speak has no right to know the truth, or more properly, where little or no inconveniency results from the want of confidence in such cases ; as where you tell a falsehood to a madman, for his own advantage ; to a robber, to conceal your property ; to an assassin, to defeat or divert him from his purpose.
Página 242 - I was not writing a scientific treatise on politics, I was writing an argument for parliamentary reform." He treated Macaulay's argument as simply irrational; an attack upon the reasoning faculty; an example of the saying of Hobbes, that When reason is against a man, a man will be against reason.
Página 209 - I. cb. 1. that constitute all the npples now lying be. fore me upon the table? In this question of identity — in this question of nomenclature disguised under scientific forms, we see a question of evidence.* The first question in natural religion is no more than a question of evidence. From the several facts that have come under my senses relative to the several beings that have come under my senses, have I or have I not sufficient ground to be persuaded of the existence of a being distinct from...
Página 232 - But the faculty of having recourse to the wisdom and justice of the court " upon exception taken," presented a solution for every difficulty, a remedy for every inconvenience; a faculty which, to the merit of being to the suitor a source of relief, added the much superior, though so little published, merit, of being, to the judge, his friends, and dependents, a source of fees. On the present occasion, however, the mode of constructing the scale, and giving denomination to the degrees of which it...
Página 175 - The first, therefore, and most signal rule in relation to evidence, is this, That a man must have the utmost evidence the nature of the fact is capable of ; for the design of the law is to come to rigid demonstration in matters of right, and there can be no demonstration of a fact without the best evidence that the nature of the thing is capable of...
Página 287 - Titius has killed a man : a relation to this effect is as yet no evidence ; though repeated by a hundred deponents, each declaring himself an eye-witness, this would not as yet be ground sufficient for a decision pronouncing Titius convicted of homicide. Titius has killed an Englishman or a Frenchman, an old man or a young man, a tall man or a short man, — by no such specification would the deficiency in the former relation be sufficiently supplied. Titius has killed Sempronius : this is nearer...

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