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Jeremy Bentham was a philosopher, jurist, and social scientist best known for developing the philosophy of Utilitarianism. The University College in London is home to the Bentham Project, a collaborative effort that aims to "to produce a new scholarly edition of the works and correspondence of Jeremy Bentham." The project is currently headed by Phillip Schofield, a professor of the History of Legal and Political Thought at the university, with contributions from a number of UCL faculty and staff. Since 2010, the project has headed Transcribe Bentham, a crowdsourced effort to transcribe approximately 60,000 manuscripts. On the Transcription Desk page (available via Transcribe Bentham) interested visitors can select manuscripts to transcribe by subject matter (including animal welfare; crime and punishment; moral philosophy; and sexual morality), by time period, or by difficulty level. In addition, researchers can search or browse these manuscripts through a link in the Research Tools section.
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Date of Scout Publication 2018-07-27
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