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Amnon Goldworth Research Collection
MSS .2011.10.01  
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  • Title: Amnon Goldworth Research Collection
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS .2011.10.01
    Contributing Institution: SJSU Special Collections & Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 3.25 Linear feet, 3 Paige Boxes: 2 Legal and 1 Letter
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 1814-1829
    Date (inclusive): 1814-1980
    Abstract: The Amnon Goldworth Research Collection represents the research conducted by SJSU Philosophy Professor Amnon Goldworth to produce a single manuscript of the major philosophical works of British philosopher Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832). This collection consists of photocopies from Bentham’s papers, held by the University College in London, as well as Professor Goldworth's research and editorial notes. In 1983, Goldworth published "The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham: Deontology Together with the Springs of Action and the Article of Utilitarianism," (Oxford University Press), which represents the culmination of Goldworth’s efforts to edit and transliterate the collected works of Bentham into a single volume. This collection is arranged into two series: Series I: Jermey Bentham; and Series II: Editor’s notes and manuscript.
    Physical Location: Vault 1, Range 20A
    Creator: Goldworth, Amnon

    Access

    The collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the SJSU Special Collections & Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader. Copyright restrictions also apply to digital reproductions of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Preferred Citation

    Amnon Goldworth Research Collection, MSS-2011-10-01, San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives.

    Processing History

    Processed by: Priscilla Kilili. Reviewed by: Danelle Moon. This finding aid was created using Archivist Toolkit.

    Biographical History

    In 1983 SJSU Philosophy Professor Amnon Goldworth published "The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham: Deontology Together with the Springs of Action and the Article of Utilitarianism," (Oxford University Press), which represents the culmination of Goldworth’s efforts to edit and transliterate the collected works of Bentham into a single volume.
    English philosopher Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832), was born in London on February 15, 1748. He was educated at Oxford University College, and studied law, for which he developed a profound mistrust. From this mistrust developed a lifelong devotion to working out a theory of law that would codify and reform both civil and penal law. He is known today for his moral philosophy, especially his principle of utilitarianism--a moral act is one which produces the greatest happiness for the greatest number of people.
    Bentham deposited his papers with the University of London. The depository was created when, at his death in London on June 6, 1832, Bentham left tens of thousands of manuscript pages. He also left a large estate, which was used to finance the newly-established University College in London and his cadaver, per his instructions, was dissected, embalmed, dressed, and placed in a chair, which to this day resides in a cabinet in a corridor of the main building of University of London College.
    Committed to enriching student understanding of Bentham's philosophy, Goldworth gathered together Bentham’s philosophical works in a single manuscript, which he edited and translitereated.

    Arrangement

    This collection is arranged into two series: Series I: Jermey Bentham; and Series II: Editor’s notes and manuscript.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Amnon Goldworth Research Collection represents the research conducted by SJSU Philosophy Professor Amnon Goldworth to produce a single manuscript of the major philosophical works of British philosopher Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832). This collection consists of photocopies from Bentham’s papers, held by the University College in London, as well as Professor Goldworth's research and editorial notes. In 1983, Goldworth published "The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham: Deontology Together with the Springs of Action and the Article of Utilitarianism," (Oxford University Press), which represents the culmination of Goldworth’s efforts to edit and transliterate the collected works of Bentham into a single volume.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Bentham, Jeremy, 1748-1832
    Article on Utilitarianism
    Deontology
    Ethics
    Springs of Action
    Utilitarianism