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|25 It was not “natural liberty” in any literal sense,but the institutions evolved to |
secure “life,liberty, and property,” which made ... nor Burke, could ever have
argued, as Bentham did, that “every law is an evil for every law is an infraction of
|Liberty, so far from being incompatible with authority, becomes virtually identical |
with it. ... business of laws was not to liberate but to restrain: every law is an
infraction of liberty' - even if such infraction leads to an increase of the sum of
|Being. Bentham, almost alone, doggedly went on repeating that the business of |
laws was not to liberate but to restrain: 'Every law is an infraction of liberty' – even
if such 'infraction' leads to an increase of the sum of liberty. If the underlying ...
|because it is . . . a partnership in every virtue, in all perfection. . . .it becomes a |
partnership not only between those who are ... I have quoted implicitly concedes
a deleterious assumption of Jeremy Bentham's: “every law is an infraction of
|(ii) One possible cause of a false appearance of ambiguity in uses of the words '|
liberty' and 'freedom' was noticed in the ... It was again Bentham who most
doggedly insisted upon the truth of this truism: 'Every law is an infraction of liberty.
|Will Rogers • Every law is an infraction of liberty. — Jeremy Bentham • Liberty is |
obedience to the law which one has laid down for oneself. — Jean-Jacques
Rousseau • He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his
|He makes no bones about 'negative liberty' being just 'negative liberty': that it is |
inadequate as an account of political activity, certainly of the alleged 'ends of
political activity' or of 'justice'. He quotes Bentham: 'Every law is an infraction of ...
Diane Jeske, Richard Fumerton - 2011 - Preview
|It may now be said that I have misunderstood the claim that there is a right to |
liberty. It does not mean to argue, it will be said, that there is a right to all liberty,
but simply to important or basic liberties. Every law is, as Bentham said, an
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