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154)

CRIT. JUR. CRIM.

is th in any case to be applied, it is not for
the sake of vengeance. It is not because the person
who would apply the punishment is angry, with or
because any other person is angry with the act
to which he would apply it. It is only because
the act is mischievous: that is of a nature to produce
certain assignable pains or prevent the
production of certain assignable pleasures.

This is an direct immediate and indisputable
consequence from the principle of utility. To
deny it is to disclaim the authority of that
principle, to abandon reason and argument and to give the runs to caprice,
self-sufficiency and despotism.

The prevention of mischief once not vengeance is the
end, the only justifiable end of Punishment.
There are few men I take it, perhaps none
except what may be passed by their attachment in the study
of a
to some particular system of morals, who would not at the
first general mention of such a proposition, would before it
were applied to particulars, (would not) be disposed
to accede to it without reserve. At the same time
there are few, I doubt, very few, who at least
for a long time will possess resolution and consistency
(strength of mind) to adhere to it invariably.

Many are the acts which every a man, almost
every man is in use to hate without being able
to tell why: and which he would have punished
only because he hates them. (If he ceases) Ceasing to wish
to them punished he must reform (a large mass
of) his opinions and own himself wrong in many
of those propensities on which he has been most accustomed
perhaps to value himself.


Identifier: | JB/159/269/002
"JB/" can not be assigned to a declared number type with value 159.

Date_1

Marginal Summary Numbering

not numbered

Box

159

Main Headings

punishment

Folio number

269

Info in main headings field

crit. jur. crim

Image

002

Titles

exemptions / gen / punishment - end

Category

text sheet

Number of Pages

4

Recto/Verso

recto

Page Numbering

d153 / d154 / d155 / d156

Penner

jeremy bentham

Watermarks

[[watermarks::[gr with crown] propatria [britannia motif]]]

Marginals

jeremy bentham

Paper Producer

Corrections

Paper Produced in Year

Notes public

ID Number

54092

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