„[...] Benthams Diktum „Jeder zählt für einen, keiner für mehr als einen“ [..].“
John Stuart Mill (1861), Der Utilitarismus, Stuttgart 1976, S. 108, zweisprachige Neuausgabe, Stuttgart 2006, S. 185.
“[...] Bentham’s dictum ‘everybody to count for one, nobody for more than one’ [...].”
John Stuart Mill (1861), Utilitarianism, hrsg. von Roger Crisp, Oxford 1998 (Oxford Philosophical Texts), S. 105 (Kapitel 5, § 35).
Benthams Diktum wurde in dieser Formulierung in keiner Schrift von Bentham gefunden.
“The source of the quotation was, no doubt, ‘every individual in the country tells for one; no individual for more than one’, which appears in Rationale of Judicial Evidence, specially applied to English practice, ed. J. S. Mill, 5 vols. (London, 1827), iv. 475 (Bowring, vii, 334).”
Philip Schofield, Utility and Democracy. The Political Thought of Jeremy Bentham, Oxford 2006, S. 84 (Fußnote 25).
Zitat aus Benthams Rationale of Judicial Evidence, specially applied to English practice:
“Another thing you will allow me: that they are not so low in power, in dignity, in credit, in everything, as to be, on this or any other occasion, in danger of receiving, in the opinion and at the hands of the public at large, anything less or worse than justice.
As to any personal feeling on the part of any such high personages; should anything of that sort be really in question, I will freely own to you the system of arithmetic, which, as long as I remember, I have been in the habit of employing on all political occasions: every individual in the country tells for one; no individual for more than one. From so obscure and weak a hand, should any particle of uneasiness find its way into any learned breast,—the assurance of uneasiness far more than equivalent being saved in unlearned breasts by hundreds, will be a sufficient equivalent.”
Jeremy Bentham, The Works of Jeremy Bentham, published under the Superintendence of his Executor, John Bowring, Volume VII, Edinburgh 1843, S. 334.