Amnon Goldworth Research Collection

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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.

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Preferred Citation

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

Processing History

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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

 

Series I: Jeremy Bentham Manuscripts 1805-1979

Physical Description

2 boxes

Scope and Content of Collection

The content in this series consist of photocopies from the papers of Jeremy Bentham, provided to Professor Goldworth by the University of London. The bulk of these papers pertain to Bentham’s views on deontology and utilitarianism. In addition, there are several untitled and unpublished manuscripts including : Article on Utilitarianism and the Table of the Springs of Action, which Goldworth edited and transliterated into a single volume entitled "The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham: Deontology Together with the Springs of Action and the Article of Utilitarianism," (Oxford University Press, 1983).

Arrangement

This series is alphabetically arranged by subject matter.
 

Box 1

 

Folder 1: Article on Utilitarianism Manuscript 1829

 

Folder 2: Bentham Bowring Collaborative, Part I 1819-1826

 

Folder 3: Bentham Bowring Collaborative 1819-1826

 

Folder 4: General Deontology, Part I 1805-1830

 

Folder 5:General Deontology, Part II 1814

 

Folder 6: General Deontology, Part II 1814-1830

 

Folder 7: Greatest Happiness Principle Manuscript Undated

 

Box 2

 

Folder 8: Logic or Ethics Theory 1814-1816

 

Folder 9: Miscellaneous Deontology Writings 1814

 

Folder 10: Practical Deontology 1819-1829

 

Folder 11: Private Deontology 1819-1824

 

Folder 12: Theoretical Deontology 1814-1816

 

Folder 13: Springs of Action 1813-1815

 

Folder 14: Copy Receipts 1979

 

Series II: Editor's Notes 1978-1980

Physical Description

1 box

Scope and Content of Collection

The contents in this series consist of Amnon Goldworth's research and editorial notes on Jeremy Bentham's (1748-1832) manuscripts. Included are transcribed versions of Bentham's manuscripts, both handwritten and typed, as well as the notes on the organization and preliminary index of Goldworth’s book "The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham: Deontology Together with the Springs of Action and the Article of Utilitarianism," (Oxford University Press, 1983).

Arrangement

This series is alphabetically arranged by subject matter.
 

Box 3

 

Folder 1: General Deontology, Part I undated

 

Folder 2: General Deontology, Part II undated

 

Folder 3: Explanation of Bentham's Shorthand, Bentham on Hume's Virtues, Explanation of Editor's Changes and Notes 1979

 

Folder 4: Index to Book undated

 

Folder 5: Intellectual Faculties undated

 

Folder 6: Organizational Notes undated

 

Folder 7: Private Deontology, Part I undated

 

Folder 8: Private Deontology, Part II undated

 

Folder 9: Table of Springs Marginal Commentary undated

 

Folder 10: Transcibed Marginal Commentary 1978-1980

 

Folder 11: Springs of Action undated

 

Folder 12: Sumnum Bonum and the Passions undated

 

Folder 13: Utilitarian Principles undated