Benthamite

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Benthamite One who believes in Benthamism.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n benthamite A follower of Bentham; a believer in Benthamism; an adherent of the Benthamic philosophy.
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Usage

In literature:

The Benthamites will receive this announcement, if it ever meets their eyes, with shouts of laughter.
"Yeast: A Problem" by Charles Kingsley
It would have been upheld by Rousseau or Dr. Johnson, and broadly speaking by everybody before the Benthamites.
"The Problem of China" by Bertrand Russell
In part it is a rejection of the Benthamite position that man is a reasoning animal.
"Political Thought in England from Locke to Bentham" by Harold J. Laski
You cannot be a Platonist or a Benthamite in politics to-day.
"A Preface to Politics" by Walter Lippmann
The Benthamites advocated the system in 1817.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
How came they to know that God is a mere "utilitarian;" or, if they do not believe in God, that nature is a miserable "Benthamite?
"Christianity and Greek Philosophy" by Benjamin Franklin Cocker
What, then, was the revelation made to the Benthamites, and to what did it owe its influence?
"The English Utilitarians, Volume I." by Leslie Stephen
On Benthamite principles there could be no question here of indefeasible individual right.
"Liberalism" by L. T. Hobhouse
My brother, in fact, became before long what he always remained, a thorough Benthamite with certain modifications.
"The Life of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, Bart., K.C.S.I." by Sir Leslie Stephen
Melbourne said 'he was a Benthamite, and they were all fools.
"The Greville Memoirs" by Charles C. F. Greville
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In poetry:

'Tis my fortune to know a lean Benthamite spinster —
A maid, who her faith in old Jeremy puts;
Who talks, with a lisp, of the "last new Westminster,"
And hopes you're delighted with "Mill upon Gluts";
"Ode to the Sublime Porte" by Thomas Moore
Oh, Sultan, oh, Sultan, though oft for the bag
And the bowstring, like thee, I am tempted to call —
Though drowning's too good for each blue-stocking hag,
I would bag this she Benthamite first of them all!
"Ode to the Sublime Porte" by Thomas Moore
The Ghost of Miltiades came at night,
And he stood by the bed of the Benthamite,
And he said, in a voice, that thrill'd the frame,
"If ever the sound of Marathon's name
Hath fir'd they blood or flush'd thy brow,
Lover of Liberty, rise thee now!"
"The Ghost of Miltiades" by Thomas Moore