The issue of « influence » in Bentham’s constitutional thought is analyzed within the theoretical frame provided by Talcott Parsons, according to which influence presumes an institutionalized and generalized normative system, which is the condition of its effectiveness. However, while for Parsons the understanding of this system is not possible through the theoretical instruments provided by the utilitarian and positivist tradition, this paper argues that Bentham’s conception of influence as a « constitutional factor » reveals his normative understanding of the social order.

Influence as a Constitutional Factor: Bentham's Public Ethics

Paola Rudan
2019

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The issue of « influence » in Bentham’s constitutional thought is analyzed within the theoretical frame provided by Talcott Parsons, according to which influence presumes an institutionalized and generalized normative system, which is the condition of its effectiveness. However, while for Parsons the understanding of this system is not possible through the theoretical instruments provided by the utilitarian and positivist tradition, this paper argues that Bentham’s conception of influence as a « constitutional factor » reveals his normative understanding of the social order.
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