The Revue d’études benthamiennes (ISSN 1760-7507) is a peer-reviewed biannual periodical published under the editorship of the Centre Bentham since 2006. Before joining the revues.org portal in September 2010, it was hosted by the Centre Bentham website. It publishes articles in French and in English, after they have been reviewed by independent experts. The issues are often organised around a central theme.
Since its creation, the REB has accompanied the renewal of Utilitarian studies in France. It is devoted principally to the thought of the British philosopher Jeremy Bentham (1747-1830) and to the philosophical tradition associated to him. It deals with classical utilitarianism (from Bentham to John Stuart Mill) as well as with contemporary utilitarian studies in economics, law or philosophy.
In line with the missions of the Centre Bentham, the REB seeks to promote scholarly research in all aspects of Utilitarian studies and is not restricted to one reading or interpretation. It hopes to provide a space for debate and reflection. It is international and pluridisciplinary, open to all disciplines in the humanities and social sciences (economics, English studies, history, law, philosophy and sociology). Its scientific committee reflects that commitment.
All papers on the above themes are welcomed and will be examined by independent reviewers (see “Calls for papers” and “Guidelines for authors”).
The articles are freely accessible for scholarly and teaching purposes. Please contact us for any commercial use.