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Laborious Punishment

The only instrument that is of a nature to act immediately upon
the volition is an idea. Nor yet every
idea: but only an idea of either pleasure or
pain: of pleasure as about to ensue from the
performing, or of pain as about to ensue from
the not performing of the act from which is the
volition
is the object and from whence it has of the volition, and gives it
it's distinctive character.

It cannot be by an idea of pleasure that the volition
can be acted upon so as to give birth to an
act the performingance of which shall be a punishment:
for in order to act with such efficaciously upon
the volition the pleasure must apparently at least
be greater than any pain apparently issuing from
the (act that is the object of the volition:) same source: but if this
be the case, the ballance upon the whole is apparently
at least on the side of pleasure. To perform
the act then in this cannot in this case be a punishment. For
Punishment is Pain.

It must therefore be an idea of Pain. Of what
pain? Of any pain, no matter what, so it be to
appearance greater than the pleasure of abstaining
from the performance of the penal act. It may be
under that restriction, the apprehension of any
kind of punishment whatsoever.

To Ins. p.3. No 2. This Punishment principal cannot Subsist without the assistance of another punishment.


Identifier: | JB/159/217/002
"JB/" can not be assigned to a declared number type with value 159.

Date_1

Marginal Summary Numbering

Box

159

Main Headings

punishment

Folio number

217

Info in main headings field

/active / laborious/ punishment

Image

002

Titles

laborious punishment defined

Category

text sheet

Number of Pages

4

Recto/Verso

recto

Page Numbering

f1 / f2 / f3 / f4

Penner

jeremy bentham

Watermarks

[[watermarks::l v g propatria [britannia motif]]]

Marginals

jeremy bentham

Paper Producer

caroline vernon

Corrections

Paper Produced in Year

Notes public

in 2 pieces

ID Number

54040

Box Contents

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