xml:lang="en" lang="en" dir="ltr">

Transcribe Bentham: A Collaborative Initiative

From Transcribe Bentham: Transcription Desk

Keep up to date with the latest news - subscribe to the Transcribe Bentham newsletter; Find a new page to transcribe in our list of Untranscribed Manuscripts


Jump to: navigation, search

Click Here To Edit


Discolourment & Disfigurement

has only a chance more or less remote of producing
the same effects: others which though there be
no absolute certainty in the case, of the one
of those punishments has a greater chance
of producing than another has.

3. Discolourment & Disfigurement.

Organical pain out of the question there
are two ways in which a man may be disadvantageously
affected by Reformation: by being
rendered in a physical account as an object of
disgust: or by being rendered on a moral account
an object of contempt: by being endowed with
certain unpleasing physical qualities, only
having it testified of him that he was endowed
already with certain unpleasing moral
qualities: in a word by loss of beauty or loss
of reputation: the efficacy of the punishment
deriving its effect on the one case from natural
& universal principles, in the other from
local & positive institution.

Of the usual means of producing deformity,
or rather change of form in the way of punishment,
there is one which is calunde calculated to expose
a man to a high degree of contempt without
our contributing any thing at all or at least
contributing very little to render him an
object of disgust or producing & using and without producing except in a very slight degree organical pain. The punishment I mean
is that of Stigmatization. By stigmatization a
trifling change of colour is produced no more
than what is just sufficient for a walk: the
design of this walk is to testify that the patient
has committed some act of the number of those
that to which men are accustomed to annex contempt,
& the effect is to diminish their good will towards
the person contemned
the foundation of all
the voluntary and gratuitous services that
men are the with habit of doing each other.
Now, on the state of mutual dependance in from the constant need that we have of the good effect

Identifier: | JB/159/167/001
"JB/" can not be assigned to a declared number type with value 159.


Marginal Summary Numbering



Main Headings


Folio number


Info in main headings field

discolourment & disfigurement





copy/fair copy sheet

Number of Pages




Page Numbering




dusautoy & rump 1809


Paper Producer

edward collins


Paper Produced in Year


Notes public

ID Number


Box Contents

UCL Home » Transcribe Bentham » Transcription Desk