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Jeremy Bentham and the Foundations of Classical Legal Positivism: Dissecting the Command of the Sovereign

Jeremy Bentham Theory of law Foundations of Classical Legal Positivism Command of the Sovereign In the bustling hive of 18th-century legal thought, Jeremy Bentham buzzed with revolutionary ideas. He challenged the traditional, “natural law” perspective that saw legal systems as reflections of inherent moral principles. Instead, Bentham, the father of utilitarianism, laid the groundwork for […]

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