Talk:Jeremy Bentham

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I fail to see how my statement that Bentham's body is in a box at UCL is 'unsourced', so I've put it back in. If I must wander down there myself between lectures and take a picture to prove it, then so be it.Twitcher 07:58, 8 February 2010 (EST)

That would be good. Or provide a quotation from a published author with a link (or at least a book title and page number). --Ed Poor Talk 08:11, 8 February 2010 (EST)
  • Bentham's preserved body is on public display at University College London (UCL), topped by a wax head [1]

The quotation I read, said "skeleton" not "body". And why is it relevant, anyway? We're not a newspaper struggling for circulation; we don't need fascinating tidbits to hold our readers' attention. --Ed Poor Talk 08:15, 8 February 2010 (EST)

Since when are we banned from putting things of interest into articles? If anything it shows his drastic dissent with common Christian practice; he preferred to have a true monument to his death rather than pious burial. How exactly, by the way, is UCL's own page on Jeremy Bentham's Auto-Icon, given that the Auto-Icon is in the UCL cloisters, unreliable? Twitcher 09:07, 8 February 2010 (EST)

As for 'published author with a link':

http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~content=a795037377&db=all

Would that suffice? It also relates to the tenets of utilitarianism and his take on it. Since it is Bentham's article, it relates to Bentham, it relates to his views, and specifically his take on utilitarianism. I fail to see how it is not of note.Twitcher 09:09, 8 February 2010 (EST)

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