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Jeremy Bentham was a British philosopher, jurist, social reformer and the founder of modern utilitarianism. He is in the row with the greatest thinkers Adam Smith, John Stuart Mill, John Keynes, John Locke, and Alfred Marshall. Their thoughts had strong influence on building the foundation of the United States and its endeavor of open society.
Jeremy Bentham invented the axiom of the greatest happiness of the greatest number. His writings emphasised the pursuit of happiness and freedom and became popular in the new republics of America and the other counties.
In the Principles of International Law, Jeremy Bentham argued that universal peace could not be achieved without first achieving European Unity. He gave a powerful discussion that a form of European Parliament was needed to be able to enforce the liberty of the press and free trade and a reduction in the money being spent on military defence for the union. He provided the most important theoretical analysis of the legal foundation for achieving European Unity in this book.
The book is Jeremy Bentham's answer to peace, international law to maintain the peace, and European Unity. His major contribution to the international law has laid a sound legal foundation for European Union today.
Jeremy Bentham's work produced great influence on utilitarianism, philosophy, jurist, and economics. His influence has been felt in nearly every field of the humanities and social sciences.
This book is one of the most important ones about the deepest thoughts of international law and European Unity by Jeremy Bentham, one of the greatest thinkers of modern economics and philosophy on the planet.